Green Bay Packers executive Jason Wied is taking an indefinite leave of absence from the team for "personal reasons."
Wied, the Packers' vice president of administration/general counsel, has played a leading role in recent plans to expand Lambeau Field and develop the surrounding areas, among several other significant projects.
In a statement, Packers president and CEO Mark Murphy said Wied is "going to take some time to take care of a personal matter" and the team's senior staff will take on his duties during his absence.
The 39-year-old Wied grew up in Green Bay and has been with the Packers since 2000. He has been seen as a potential long-term successor to Murphy.
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