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Martha Ford meets with media for first time as Lions owner

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On Tuesday, for the first time since becoming owner of the Detroit Lions, Martha Ford met with the media.

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After William Clay Ford died in March 2014, Martha Ford took over as owner of the Detroit Lions. She never actually met with the media as owner of the Lions throughout the rest of 2014, though, and that trend continued throughout the first part of 2015. On Tuesday, however, following the Lions' first minicamp practice, Ford finally broke her silence in a brief meeting with the media.

Here are the highlights from Ford's media session:

On Ndamukong Suh leaving for the Miami Dolphins:

On Jim Caldwell:

On attending every Lions game:

On the Lions' desire for high-character players:

As you can see, nothing really notable was said during Ford's media session. I don't expect her to start having regular media sessions or anything, and any notable news involving the franchise will likely come from Lions president Tom Lewand or general manager Martin Mayhew. However, the owner of an NFL team should probably be at least somewhat accessible to the media, so this is a step in the right direction, I suppose.