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Packers Wied stepping down

The Green Bay Packers have announced Vice President and General Counsel Jason Wied has resigned from the organization.<br>

GREEN BAY (WFRV) -- The Green Bay Packers have announced Vice President and General Counsel Jason Wied has resigned from the organization.

A Green Bay native, Wied initially joined the Packers in 2000 as staff counsel and was named vice president of administration/corporate counsel in 2007 before being promoted to vice president of administration/general counsel in 2008. His duties also included overseeing the team's administrative operations, community outreach, public relations and security departments.

"This was a difficult decision but the right one for me," said Wied. "I've had some health issues, including sleep apnea and insomnia, for the last couple of years and have tried many treatments, herbal remedies, and medications. Recently I developed a dependency on one of the herbal remedies that had been suggested and my long-term health became a real concern.

"With the support of my wife, family and the Packers, I entered a treatment center on Nov. 7. While there I realized that I needed to make some changes and some tough choices - and I feel that moving on from my employment with the Packers will allow me to make the changes I need in my life right now.

"I consider myself fortunate to have worked here for 11 years. I'm very proud of what we accomplished and look forward to the continued success of the Packers on and off the field. As a fan and shareholder, I'll continue to cheer the Packers on every Sunday with my family by my side."

"The Packers are extremely grateful for the service Jason has provided to the organization, and wish the best to him and his family," said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy.

The 41 year old was viewed by many as a possible team president in the future.

He was even a finalist for that position in 2007 when Mark Murphy was hired.

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