Scanning the Savanna

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When Martin Mayhew took over being the Detroit Lions General Manger from Matt Millen, Mayhew was basically starting a new franchise.  Years of bad drafts, horrible free agents, and changing ideology every year had taken its toll on the Detroit Lions roster.

The average person would think twice before going outside to play a game of kickball on a Thursday that saw record-setting high temperatures throughout the day.

Detroit Lions quarterback Drew Stanton and a small community of Battle Creek citizens proved they were the farthest thing from average.

​Those who read the news know Reggie Rogers’ problem has been alcohol–including at least six drunk-driving arrests resulting in two prison terms, one the consequence of an auto accident that left three teens dead. Now the former University of Washington defensive end, drafted by the Detroit Lions in 1987, says he has suffered for years from brain damage caused not by drinking but by the concussions he received while a college and professional football player.

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