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June 24, 2013

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart refutes report that he has cancer

To the best of his knowledge, Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart does not have cancer.

But an injury report on the Sporting News stated the Carolina running back has been sidelined since June 9 with cancer and is out indefinitely.


In reality, Stewart hasn't seen the field since Week 12 of the 2012 season when he injured his ankle against Philadelphia. He had surgeries on both ankles in the offseason and coach Ron Rivera has called Stewart "very limited" in offseason workouts and minicamp during the spring.

The Sporting News issued a correction late Sunday evening saying they were working to understand "why Stewart was improperly listed in the report" and removed all instances of the false report from the site.

Here's the statement to the Observer from Garry Howard, Editor in Chief of Sporting News Media:

“We regret the published error on Jonathan Stewart, which was totally due to an automated feed that has since been corrected. Glad that Mr. Stewart set the record straight on Twitter.”

--Jonathan Jones

Posted by Observer Sports on June 24, 2013 at 10:54 AM | Permalink


Thank GOD. Glad to know he won't have to deal with the Cancer Monster. Get those ankles healed and SPORTING NEWS MEDIA (IDIOTS).

Posted by: jones drew | Jun 24, 2013 11:13:51 AM

Good news. Now learn the difference between "their"and "there" Stewart. #their

Posted by: Internetgrammarpolice | Jun 24, 2013 11:34:08 AM

It is great news to hear that J.Stewart is NOT dealing with Cancer. Many thanks for that.

Now, can someone please get that kid with an English tutor?

4 spellling/grammar mistakes in a 4 line tweet.

truly Pathetic, but should be no shock, i guess. he is paid for what he can do physically, probably can barely write a complete sentence correctly.

Posted by: C'mon | Jun 24, 2013 11:40:10 AM

OMG. Some of you just fish for anything to criticize and talk about. It's twitter, not an english exam!

BTW, "C'mon", you have mistakes in your post about correct grammar. How hypocritical!

Posted by: D.W.G. | Jun 24, 2013 12:01:06 PM

The grammar was so appalling. There was essentially nothing written correctly in his tweet.

Posted by: grammar matters | Jun 24, 2013 12:01:44 PM

I didn't select The Daily Show to right proper, but to run the ball good. Geez, give the guy a brake and leaf the riting to a former news paper man like me!

Posted by: Marty Hurney | Jun 24, 2013 12:09:37 PM

An English major he isn't...

Posted by: Bob Smith | Jun 24, 2013 12:34:08 PM

People just need to relax, they always need to put people down to make themselves feel better.

Posted by: Panthers | Jun 24, 2013 12:34:54 PM

first time cancer has ever been funny.

yall trying to worry about grammar and punctuation on twitter is not funny. that's sad. that ship sailed back in the aol instant messenger era.

Posted by: charlottean | Jun 24, 2013 12:35:06 PM

His spelling is atrocious! How is that OREGON degree working for you stew? I hope he plays football until he's 60 because his spelling and that DUCK degree won't get him very far in the business world!

Posted by: annonymous | Jun 24, 2013 12:50:09 PM

Spoting News now reporting Cam Newton has a hang nail.

Posted by: Baconator | Jun 24, 2013 12:56:16 PM

Refutes report of cancer. Confirms report of his 5th grade reading ability.

Posted by: Jame | Jun 24, 2013 1:57:25 PM

Dang, are you guys Panther fans? I guess its a good thing everyone is not as smart as you or there would no one good at sports.

Posted by: nohey8 | Jun 24, 2013 2:28:10 PM

I don't believe you couch critics, you guys will be the first in line asking for autographs or wanting him to donate money to charity. If i was Stew I wouldn't care what none of you had to say as long as I know how to sign my check.

Posted by: Prez06 | Jun 24, 2013 2:50:36 PM

Who cares about his grammer? As long as he's healthy and can help the Panthers win.

Posted by: Peter North | Jun 24, 2013 3:38:00 PM

i dont care if he ever runs a ball again as long as he never deals with this

Posted by: jaymoney | Jun 24, 2013 5:16:52 PM

Keep this in mind before declaring something you read online as Gospel Truth! The Internet is only as good as those posting, and if you read the forums... it doesn't inspire confidence! Love that State Farm commercial with the girl who believes everything she reads on the Internet because the Internet says it's true!

Posted by: John | Jun 24, 2013 5:38:45 PM

It is spelled g..r..a..m..m..a..r, FYI.

Posted by: Jon Fox | Jun 24, 2013 7:46:30 PM

Or it was auto correct picking the wrong words and he hit send. Without checking it first.

Posted by: Sports don | Jun 24, 2013 9:39:51 PM

College educated? There info...? There? Run fast, make money, the epitome of wasted place in a class room.

Posted by: Steve | Jun 24, 2013 10:38:23 PM

If you have nothing good to say,say nothing at all....

Posted by: chris | Jun 25, 2013 6:35:28 AM


Posted by: chris | Jun 25, 2013 6:36:17 AM

clearly several of you guys have zero backround on stewart. he's far from your typical athlete when you talk about intellect and class.

this is still funny to me. what was the one a few years ago where someone had a herniated disc and they made the most awesome typo ever?

Posted by: charlottean | Jun 25, 2013 9:42:25 AM

And in other news, Steve Smith has been sidelined due to butthurt.

Kids these days.

Posted by: Revshawn | Jun 25, 2013 1:58:24 PM

All you people bashing him about correct use of their/there, he could have use a comma after there and it would be fine. Stop ragging the guy for grammar. You are trying to find faults in him when he has busted his balls for us panther fans. Just because he isn't in a cubicle like the rest of us who make $30000-$70000, doesn't mean we get the right to rag on him for something that doesn't affect the team or the organization

Posted by: Trey | Jun 25, 2013 5:16:24 PM

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