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because he had cancer ********** Lombardi stepped down as Head Coach of the Green Bay Packers following the 1967-1968 season (after winning Super Bowl II). He stayed on as the team's General Manager for the 1968-1969 season. He took the job as Head Coach of the Washington Redskins in 1969. It wasn't until June of 1970 that he was diagnosed with cancer. He died on September 3, 1970.

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Vince Lombardi left Green Bay because the Washington Redskins offered him the one thing the Packers never could; Part ownership of the team.

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Brett Farve left the Packers because Ted Tompson got so tired of Farve quiting and rejoining and was sent as a "posion pill"

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he was given partial owner ship of the Washington Redskins, plus he wanted to get back into coaching.

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