Chiefs coach Haley says offensive coordinator Charlie Weis not in severe health danger

Monday, September 27, 2010

Haley says Weis’ condition not life-threatening

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Chiefs coach Todd Haley said Monday that offensive coordinator Charlie Weis does not have a “life threatening” condition” after a report that he had been treated at a hospital following a 31-10 victory over San Francisco.

Weis, 54, coached throughout Sunday’s game. A local radio station, 810 WHB, cited unidentified sources as saying that Weis was taken to a hospital for an undisclosed illness shortly after the game.

Haley refused to say whether Weis was taken to a hospital.

“As is my policy, I won’t talk about anybody’s … health … that’s a family business deal,” Haley said Monday. “That being said, there’s nothing life-threatening, heart attack-related, any of the couple of things that have been brought to my attention regarding Charlie. I will make that statement just to keep there from being a bunch of hoopla. I won’t get into the personal side with any of our associates, employees, coaches, players.”

A week ago, Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio was hospitalized after his team beat Notre Dame in overtime for what was described as a mild heart attack. He is recovering from surgery and his return for the Spartans is unknown.

Weis, the offensive coordinator for New England’s Super Bowl teams, was hired by the Chiefs after being fired last year as head coach at Notre Dame.

He underwent knee surgery in the offseason and spent most of training camp moving around on a motorized card and walking with difficulty with a cane and wearing a large knee brace. All he has said about that situation was that part of his knee “fell off” a few weeks before camp opened.

The Chiefs have a bye week after winning their first three games of the season.

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