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Martz gets booted from Rams

Mike Martz.
Mike Martz.

By Maria Hickey, KWMU

St. Louis, MO. – Rams' coach Mike Martz is out of a job.

Team president John Shaw says the Rams waited to fire Martz until after the coach's doctor said he had fully recovered.

Martz missed eleven games this past fall due to a heart ailment.

The team ended the season 6 and 10.

Shaw says Martz had much success during his six-year tenure, but says the fall did not go as hoped.

"I feel that as an entire organization we didn't do well this year," Shaw said. "We didn't win, we didn't achieve our goals, we didn't succeed, and we feel a change should take place now."

Martz's contract is through 2006 and worth more than $3 million.