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Woman dumps guy because he has cancer, but still wants him to fork over Super Bowl tickets

Jan 30, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

Super Bowl Tickets Football AP

We brightened your outlook on Friday, but now it’s time to take things down a notch. Here’s the gist of it: Jason Elia is a TV writer living in Nashville, whose girlfriend dumped him when she found out that he had cancer. But before the prognosis, he had bought Super Bowl tickets for the two of them. Now, the girlfriend still wants the tickets. That’s all according to Elia, who discussed his weird story on ESPN 97.5 radio in Houston (via NESN). Elia:

“Um, well, I had an ex-girlfriend who I could really call some curse words but I think they’re on that list that I can’t say. I bought them for her, and she broke up with me because she found out I had cancer, so …”

HOST: “Wait, wait, you’re burying the lead. She broke up with you why?”

“Because I have cancer. … She said it was too much stress for her to handle to have a boyfriend with a chronic disease.”

Elia has bladder cancer, and says his prognosis for recovery is 87 percent positive, so that’s good. He held a sort of Twitter raffle to give away the tickets (he’s more of a soccer fan), with the person getting him the most Twitter followers by Sunday night getting the prize. He tweeted late Sunday that the winner has been chosen, and he’ll announced it on Tuesday.

Why would his ex think she should get the tickets?

“She argues with me constantly every day over them,” Elia told ESPN radio. “Her argument is simple: I bought them with her in mind, so she should get them. Screw the breakup.”

At the time of the ESPN interview, Elia said the leader was a “webcam model from Las Vegas” who had collected 250 Twitter followers for him. Her secret? “She was offering free five-minute Skype shows,” Elia said.

UPDATE: This woman says that Elia is full of crapola … plus, he’s “creepy.”

  1. texangirl - Jan 30, 2012 at 9:08 AM

    Jason should take the webcam model to the Super Bowl. Good luck to Jason.

  2. winkeroni - Jan 30, 2012 at 10:15 AM

    That poor woman! She couldn’t handle the stress of being in a relationship with a man with cancer. I don’t think she’ll be able to handle the stress of not having Super Bowl tickets. If someone offered me Super Bowl tickets, and took it back my heart would snap in too from the stress of not being able to go.<— saracasm

    Jason should block that gal's phone number and consider a restraining order if necessary. I don't know that the gal could handle the stress of not being able to contact him about getting those Super Bowl tickets.

  3. jlinatl - Jan 30, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    Name Her!

  4. trbowman - Jan 30, 2012 at 12:40 PM

    What a whore.

  5. tomtravis76 - Jan 30, 2012 at 2:10 PM

    Do all guys a favor and release her name.

  6. socabillsfan - Jan 30, 2012 at 2:24 PM

    Give her the tickets, then post where the seats are. Let’s see if she gets to enjoy the game…. No offense intended f he stills has feelings for her, but wenches like that give women a bad name.

  7. dowhatifeellike - Jan 30, 2012 at 3:03 PM

    I bet her last name is Gingrich.

  8. missk72 - Jan 31, 2012 at 5:31 PM

    i would call her over on the pretense of me giving in and letting her have the tickets and just as she goes to grab them tear them to pieces while laughing my ass off….thats REVENGE!