Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I'm a Lions Fan again!

Matt Millen removed as Lions team president, CEO

The Matt Millen era is over in Detroit. The embattled Lions team president and chief executive officer is leaving the position, his wife Patty told ESPN's Chris Mortensen. "We're fine," Patty Millen said. "In the world's view, this may look like failure. It's been a hard road, football-wise, but we've gotten a lot of eternal blessings. We'll move forward. I told him, 'You're out of football prison now' and we have a greater purpose." first reported Wednesday that Millen had been removed from his position. It was unclear whether he had been fired or had resigned, according to the report. The move comes two days after Bill Ford Jr., the son of team owner William Clay Ford, publicly said he would have fired Millen if he had the authority to do so. The Lions are 31-84 under Millen. But until this point, the Lions have resisted widespread demands from fans seeking Millen's ouster. According to the report, Millen had informed a number of employees about the change on Wednesday morning and had large packing boxes in his office. (HT to ESPN)

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