Colorado Rockies president found dead in hotel room

By Agence France-Presse
Tuesday, April 20, 2010 14:24 EDT
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (AFP) – Colorado Rockies team president Keli McGregor, a former National Football League player, was found dead Tuesday in a hotel room, Salt Lake City police said. McGregor was 48.

Rick Wall, a detective with the Salt Lake City police, said McGregor was found in his room by police at the downtown Grand America Hotel. Emergency workers on the scene were unable to revive him.

“We didn’t see anything suspicious,” Wall said. “He did pass away of natural causes.”

An official cause of death will be investigated by the Salt Lake City Medical Examiner’s Office.

McGregor, who had traveled to Utah on business for the Major League Baseball club, was unable to be contacted. The hotel checked on McGregor and called the police.

McGregor played in the National Football League for the Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks and Indianapolis Colts. His father was a former Canadian Football League player.

McGregor joined the Rockies in 1993 as senior director of operations and worked in 17 seasons with the club, becoming president in 2001.

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