Lions president fined, suspended

Detroit Lions president Tom Lewand was arrested for DUI June 25 after a charity golf tournament in...

Detroit Lions president Tom Lewand was arrested for DUI June 25 after a charity golf tournament in northern Michigan. (TOM PIDGEON/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK - Detroit Lions president Tom Lewand has been given a 30-day suspension and $100,000 fine following his drunken-driving arrest last month.

Lewand was arrested June 25 after a charity golf tournament in northern Michigan, with a blood-alcohol content of 0.21. After the arrest, Lewand released a statement saying he was “deeply sorry” and would take full responsibility.

Lewand’s suspension will begin August 25, when there is a league meeting in Atlanta. He will not be permitted to represent the Lions at that meeting, and will not be allowed to be at the team’s facilities or attend games for the duration of the suspension. Lewand also cannot represent the Lions publicly, save for specific community service activities.

Lewand needs to submit a plan for community service and is already undergoing treatment.

Lewand, who was named team president in December 2008, will be allowed to return to work September 24.


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