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Michael Martin, former Jets exec, dies

Updated: April 25, 2010, 1:10 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Michael Martin, an assistant general manager during the New York Jets' Super Bowl season, has died. He was 68.

His brother, Alan, said Martin died of cancer at home in New York on April 17. He was the son of Townsend Martin, one of the Jets' founding owners.

After helping lead the Jets to their lone NFL title, Martin joined the World Football League as a vice president in 1974. A year later, he became general manager of the New York Cosmos, guiding them to ...

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