Packers Leader Sticking Around

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The Green Bay Packers' board of directors has quickly made some room for Bob Harlan to stay on as head of the organization now that the plan to hand the job over to John Jones has fallen through.

The board unanimously approved a resolution temporarily lifting the mandatory retirement age of 70.

That allows Harlan to stay put while the team searches for a new president and CEO.

Jones had been expected to take over for Harlan at yesterday's meeting.

But the team suddenly announced last weekend that Jones was taking a paid leave of absence.

Harlan and others had seen problems with Jones' management style, and at the last minute decided they were serious enough to alert the Packers' seven-member executive committee.

The committee decided after a series of meetings last week to halt Jones' promotion.

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