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Chris Spielman Accepts Front Office Role With Lions, Leaving Fox Sports

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Chris Spielman will join the Detroit Lions as Special Assistant to Chairman and President & CEO, according to a release by the team on Tuesday. It is a full-time role, which means Spielman will be leaving Fox Sports to accept the job.

This is obviously a new journey for the former NFL linebacker. Spielman released a statement about the move.

“I am humbled and excited about the opportunity to be involved with the franchise that is truly a part of me. The opportunity to work with Rod Wood and every single person in the Lions organization can’t get here fast enough. To Lions fans everywhere, I will do everything in my power to help Mrs. Hamp and the Ford Family achieve their vision of something we can all be proud of.”

Of course, Spielman is plenty familiar with the organization. This was the same team that drafted him No. 29 overall back in the 1988 NFL Draft, and he spent eight seasons in Detroit.

From there, he had a brief stint with the Buffalo Bills (1996-97) and then retired shortly after joining the Cleveland Browns in 1999. Now, he’s back where it all started.

Of course, that also means his four-year run with Fox Sports will be coming to an end. Here is Spielman’s statement regarding his departure.

Just don’t ask Mel Kiper Jr. if this was the wrong move. We don’t want Spielman to prove him wrong again.

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Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and TideSports.com.

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