Green Bay Packers top man Bob Harlan said he saw management problems with team president John Jones last fall. He told a media gathering in Green Bay yesterday that he tried to be patient to see if the problems could work themselves out, which would allow Jones to take over as team chairman. That didn't happen and Harlan, who was set to retire today, will stay on for another year.
The Green Bay Packers Board of Directors voted to extend Harlan's stay at Wednesday's quarterly meeting.
The Packers on Saturday, announced that Jones would be placed on paid leave of absence.
Harlan said he heard from several employees who work in both football operations and administration about their concerns regarding Jones' management style.
Harlan hired Jones back in 1999 and had been grooming him to take over. Now that notion seems unlikely. Harlan said the decision is up to the teams Executive Committee, but he didn't expect it would take them a full year to hire his replacement.
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