Ford Family Has No Plans To Sell The Lions


So much Lions news in one day, we're not sure where to start ...

The day started with a report in Sports Illustrated, citing veteran broadcaster Eli Zaret as the source, claiming billionaire Amazon owner Jeff Bezos had been meeting with Martha Ford secretly to discuss him buying the team.

Zaret had said in his "No Filter" podcast that "He (Bezos) has been here at least twice under the dark of night to have serious conversations."

We reached out to the team and got no response. 

Then, later the same day, the Lions announced that beleaguered GM Bob Quinn and coach Matt Patricia would return next year -- though fans have been begging them to sell the team and/or change the leadership.
And then Martha Ford had an interview with MLive's Kyle Meinke where she and team president Rod Wood made it clear, he said, they're not selling the team.

“We’ve been approached about interest in buying the team," Wood said, "but there’s been no serious discussions, and the Ford family plans to own the team and there’s plans in place.”

The Fords have owned the oft-lamented franchise since William Clay Ford bought the team for $6 million in 1963. Upon his death in 2014, his wife Martha Firestone Ford took over.