Yesterday’s appearance at practice will be the last time Detroit Lions president Tom Lewand is on team property for the next month. Lewand received a 30-day suspension for violating the league’s personal conduct policy after his arrest and guilty plea as a result of his arrest on suspicion of drunken driving.
Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press explains what will happen while Lewand is away:
During his suspension, Lewand is not allowed at Lions games or the practice facility, and he can’t represent the franchise at today’s league meetings in Atlanta or in public, except at specified community-service events.
Senior vice president of finance Tom Lesnau will handle day-to-day business operations and attend the league meetings. General manager Martin Mayhew will continue to run the football side of things.
There is no word on how Tom Lewand will spend his time away from the team but a related fine leaves him with $100,000 less in spending money.