'It's cool to see the commitment' from Lions ownership to team, adviser Chris Spielman says
When Sheila Ford Hamp took over as the principal owner of the Detroit Lions last June, she vowed to be hands-on and learn as much as she could about the internal workings of the organization.
According to Chris Spielman, the special adviser she brought on to provide additional guidance during the team's search for new football leadership this offseason, Ford Hamp is following through with that plan.
As the Lions embark on their first free agency period and draft with Brad Holmes and Dan Campbell in the general manager and head coaching seats, ownership has been taking part in preparatory meetings, Spielman said in an interview with 97.1-FM Tuesday morning.
"It was interesting, people ask me all the time, how much is Sheila involved," Spielman said. "Well, Sheila has been involved by being in all these personnel meetings. She sat in two days of offensive free agency meetings and defensive free agency meetings.
"I had a great office when I got here," Spielman continued. "All of a sudden, I'm on a corner next to the exit door. I said, 'What …
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