High-ranking Packers official resigns over health concerns

Jason Wied, a high-ranking executive for the Green Bay Packers, has resigned to deal with health issues.

A vice president of administration and general counsel, the 40-year-old Wied had been on a leave of absence for two months. Wied released a candid statement via the Packers that explained in treating two sleep disorders he had become dependent on an herbal remedy and his long-term health “became a real concern,” according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

“This was a difficult decision but the right one for me," Wied wrote in his statement. "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."

Wied was a key figure in development of Lambeau Field and adjoining land and was involved in the collective bargaining talks. Hopefully, his health issues will be resolved in the near future.

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