Lions officially announce Millen firing

The Detroit Lions made it official on Wednesday afternoon, announcing that Matt Millen has been relieved of his duties as President and CEO, effective immediately.

“I have relieved Matt Millen of his duties effective immediately,” said Lions owner and chairman William Clay Ford. “I believe that this decision is in the best interest of this organization. I appreciate Matt’s efforts. Matt worked tirelessly during his tenure to win, and he would be the first one to tell you that you have to win in this league. It just didn’t work out.”

The team also announced in a statement that executive vice president and COO Tom Lewand will now report directly to Ford on all business, organizational and NFL matters.

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