Report: NFL cuts Tom Lewand's suspension

Lions President Tom Lewand will be back at work today.

Tim Twentyman of the Detroit News reports that Lewand, who started serving a 30-day suspension three weeks ago, has been notified by the NFL that his suspension has been reduced by nine days.

Lewand, who pleaded guilty to a charge of impaired driving, was suspended for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. He was also fined $100,000.

According to Tom Kowalski of MLive.com, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell reduced the suspension because Lewand is taking “all the necessary steps” that the NFL laid out for him.

11 responses to “Report: NFL cuts Tom Lewand's suspension

  1. Lewand is taking “all the necessary steps”
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    What did he have to do, walk a straight line to his office?

  2. This is the beginning to the end. The Steelers got special treatment; now everyone will push for reductions every time. It was goo d while it lasted.

  3. Lions fans deserve better.
    Should open a bottle of 57 scotch to celebrate.
    That was a good year in Detroit.

  4. Big surprise, white front office guy. At least he wasn’t beating off, they would have only reduced it by 4 days!

  5. Slim Charles says: September 15, 2010 9:08 AM
    Big surprise, white front office guy. At least he wasn’t beating off, they would have only reduced it by 4 days!
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    Of course, the race card comes out again.
    Your attitude will get you far in life…..NOT!

  6. I certainly don’t condone drunk driving, and I think Lewand behaved horribly and showed terrible judgement. That said, the man isn’t a millionaire owner or millionaire player, and a $100,000 fine was extremely excessive.

  7. Why reduce the penalty? Next teams will be able to appeal 15 yard penalties if the action was not “severe” and get it reduced to 12 1/2 yards.

  8. # Azcardinal32 says: September 15, 2010 8:30 AM
    The NFL feels bad for that Calvin Johnson call

    Wouldn’t surprise me, the old “makeup” call. But I’d bet the Lions would prefer the extra nine days of a suspended president in exchange for a TD call.

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