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Wiedmeier becomes Dolphins president

MIAMI (Jan. 10, 2006) -- Longtime Miami Dolphins executive Bryan Wiedmeier was promoted to president and chief operating officer, and he'll direct the team's business operations.

Wiedmeier succeeds Eddie Jones, who retired last spring after nine years as team president.

Wiedmeier joined the Dolphins in 1981 and has been executive vice president and chief operating officer since 2002.

"Bryan has experience in almost every operational position in the organization, and that background gives him an unsurpassed perspective," team owner Wayne Huizenga said.

Wiedmeier will represent the Dolphins at NFL meetings and become a more visible representative of the club publicly, the team said.

"In my first year with the Dolphins, Bryan's counsel has been a tremendous benefit to me," coach Nick Saban said. "His knowledge and experience in the league have been an outstanding asset to the entire organization."

Wiedmeier has worked in a variety of front office roles for the Dolphins. He became assistant general manager in 1990 and a vice president in 1995.

The Associated Press News Service

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