On Tuesday morning, the Detroit Lions released a statement saying Martha Firestone Ford is stepping down as principal owner of the team and Sheila Hamp Ford will be assuming the role as owner.
Martha released the following statement saying it has been a “great honor to be associated with the Lions and the National Football League.”
“It has been a great honor for our family to be associated with the Lions and with the National Football Leauge. I am gratified that this family tradition, which my husband and I began almost six decades ago, will continue under Sheila's guiding hand. It is clear to me that Sheila will provide superb leadership and is fully committed to competitive excellence and community involvement.”