American football executive who became general manager of the San Diego Chargers in 2003.
He graduated from Bishop Hendricken High School in Warwick, Rhode Island, where he competed in football and track.
He worked as a scout for the Washington Redskins, as well as the Chargers before earning a role in upper management.
He married Susan Smith in 1977.
He allowed quarterback Drew Brees to become a free agent at the end of his contract with the Chargers; Brees then signed with the New Orleans Saints and helped lead the team to Super Bowl victory a few years later.