Winston was essentially the liaison between the players and the front office. He helped rookies get situated with housing, talked to them when they had problems and even helped them when they wanted to get their college education. He was promoted to executive director after spending nine years as director.
From what I've heard about him out at Arrowhead, he was a good man for the Chiefs organization.
Gretz points out some of the amazing turnover the organization has seen since the start of the Pioli era.
Among the front office employees at the end of the 2008 season, there are 39 that are no longer employed or working in the same job. Sports teams generally can have high turnover, but 37 people in 13 months is a remarkable number.
And those still standing at the team's offices think the purge is not over.
Best of luck to those remaining employees.