Lions president Tom Lewand busted for drunken driving

The former president of the Detroit Lions, Matt Millen, was heavily criticized for actively destroying the franchise.

The current president of the Lions will be criticized for his decision making after Tom Lewand was arrested Friday night on suspicion of drunken driving in Roscommon County, Mich.

The Lions confirmed the arrest and Lewand released a statement, according to the Detroit Free Press:

“I am deeply sorry for my actions and take full responsibility for them," Lewand said in the statement. “As a person in active recovery, I am committed to taking all necessary steps to insure nothing like this ever happens again.”

The NFL’s personal conduct policy extends to all employees in the league, not just players. So Lewand, as a high-profile Lions employee, certainly could be subject to discipline. Team spokesman Bill Keenist told the Free Press that Lewand has been released from police custody.

It’s uncertain if Lewand’s “active recovery” began after his arrest or if he has been battling an addiction for some period of time.

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