By Jim Thomas

Jay Zygmunt, the Rams' president of football operations and general manager, has been released from a local hospital.

Zygmunt was rushed to a hospital Wednesday morning after experiencing lightheadedness and shortness of breath. After tests and an examination, doctors ruled out a stroke or any heart problems.

It is believed that Zygmunt's problems were caused by high blood pressure.

"I think he's all right," team President John Shaw said Wednesday night. "At least that's what they told me, that it's nothing serious. High blood pressure."

Shaw was meeting with Zygmunt on Wednesday morning, when Zygmunt said he wasn't feeling well.

Coach Scott Linehan had just walked into the room at Rams Park for their usual pre-practice meeting. Zygmunt left the room to see head athletic trainer Jim Anderson.

Taking no chances, paramedics were dispatched to Rams Park, with Zygmunt talking and helping himself onto the stretcher before being placed in an ambulance.

"I was obviously very concerned at that point," Shaw said.