November 19, 2015 - Aaron Wilson
Lions hire Rod Wood as new team president
The Detroit Lions hired Rod Wood as their new team president after firing Tom Lewand. Wood, 55, will report to owner Martha Firestone Ford and handle business operations. "It was critical to me and my family to fill the president's position as soon as possible, provided we identified the right person," Ford said. "I am confident Rod is the right person. I also believe Rod's appointment now gives us the ability to move more decisively with respect to our search for a general manager." "I am humbled and honored to accept this position. Mrs. Ford has made it clear that her goal, and the goal of the Ford family, is to make the Detroit Lions a championship football team and organization," Wood said in a statement. "In my role as team president, I will do everything possible to provide our organization with all the means necessary to succeed on the football field and provide our fans and city with a championship organization both on and off the field." Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.