The legendary Florida State football coach, Bobby Bowden admitted to Good Morning America that he had prostate cancer, and that he underwent treatment during the 2007 football season but refused to go public, even to his team at the time.
The 81-year-old Former Florida State coach Bowden, said that “fear” of putting his team in jeopardy kept him from revealing the secret, which has now gone national following his admission on ABC’s ‘Good Morning America.’
“If I knew then what I know now, I would have considered it my moral duty to bring it out into the open,” he admitted, “I thought it was the right thing to do, but that’s not the message now.”
Bowden won 377 games, national championship at Florida State in 1993 and 1999 and finished in the Top 5 of the AP poll from 1987 through 200 during his 44-year college coaching career. Coach Bowden’s last game was a win in the 2009 season finale.
Bowden was treated by one of his former players who was a captain of the coach’s first team at FSU in 1976, according to sources. Dr. Joe Camps, an urologist and surgical oncologist, implanted low-dose radiation seeds in Bowden’s prostate.