NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell releases statement on Detroit Lions

Within the past hour, the Detroit Lions made the announcement that Martha Ford is stepping down as principal owner of the team and that her daughter, Sheila Ford Hamp, is taking over.

Just moments ago, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell released the following statement regarding the situation.

“Martha Ford has led the Lions with skill and grace for the past six seasons.”

“Martha Ford has led the Lions with skill and grace for the past six seasons.  I have appreciated her business insights, her love of the game, her deep commitment to the NFL, and her personal kindness.  We are pleased that the Ford family will continue to own and operate this historic franchise.  Sheila Hamp has become increasingly involved in team and league affairs over the past several years and we look forward to working with her and the rest of the club’s executive team.” 

Nation, do you think this move will work out for the Lions or will it be more of the same?

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