Former Lions team president Tom Lewand issues statement on firing

Thursday was quite a day for the Detroit Lions as they fired both general manager Martin Mayhew and team president Tom Lewand.

On Thursday night, Lewand issued the following statement regarding his opportunity with the Lions.

“I want to thank Mrs. Ford and her family for the opportunity to serve the Lions organization and its great fans. I am particularly grateful to Bill Ford for allowing me to be a part of the unique vision he shared with his father to bring the Lions back to Detroit. I have tremendous respect and appreciation for the dedicated players, coaches and former colleagues who make the Lions and Ford Field special and wish all of them great success now and in the future.”

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