WXYZ in Detroit just broke the news that Lions president Tom Lewand was arrested for suspicion of drunken driving yesterday in Roscommon County (by Houghton Lake). There aren't a ton of details available right now, but Channel 7's Tom Leyden has posted Lewand's statement about the arrest on Twitter.
Lewand Statement: Part 1 - "I am deeply sorry for my actions and take full responsibility for them. As a person in active recovery...
... I am committed to taking all necessary steps to insure nothing like this ever happens again."
The last time there was an incident like this with the Lions it involved one-time defensive line coach Joe Cullen, who was arrested twice in the span of a week. The first arrest was for a DUI and the second one resulted from him driving naked through a Wendy's drive-thru. Cullen remained with the team even after the incidents.
More to come as the news breaks.
UPDATE: Tom Leyden has confirmed the arrest:
It was confirmed by #Lions officials that Tom Lewand was indeed arrested on DUI charges and released in Roscommon County.
Considering Lewand is the Lions' main man when it comes to contracts and five rookies still need to be signed, this really couldn't have come at a worse time.