According to the Detroit Lions, they have hired former All-Pro linebacker Chris Spielman to serve as their Special Assistant to Chairman and President & CEO.
In his 8-year career with Detroit (1988-95), he became the team's all-time leading tackler (1,138), made 4 Pro Bowls, made 3 AP All-Pros & was a 2-time defensive MVP. pic.twitter.com/6345kIBkNo
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From Detroit Lions:
In his new full-time role, Spielman will report directly to President & CEO Rod Wood and participate in interviews for the team’s general manager and head coach search.
LIONS PRINCIPAL OWNER AND CHAIRMAN SHEILA FORD HAMP
“Chris Spielman has been a tremendous ambassador for the Detroit Lions since the day he first put on a uniform as a rookie in 1988. He brings great passion for people and the game of football, and we are thrilled to have him on board to help lead our team. This position is a full-time opportunity for Chris that will allow him to work across various departments on both the football and business sides of our organization.”
LIONS PRESIDENT & CEO ROD WOOD
“This is an exciting day for the Lions organization. The Ford Family and I look forward to working with Chris and leaning on his knowledge and advice as we take the next steps as a team. His relationship with our team and our city will serve as a strong foundation for him in helping to fortify and sustain our organization’s culture.”
LIONS SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO CHAIRMAN AND PRESIDENT & CEO CHRIS SPIELMAN
“I am humbled and excited about the opportunity to be involved with the franchise that is truly a part of me. The opportunity to work with Rod Wood and every single person in the Lions organization can’t get here fast enough. To Lions fans everywhere, I will do everything in my power to help Mrs. Hamp and the Ford Family achieve their vision of something we can all be proud of.”