Detroit Lions tried to get new cornerback Rashaan Melvin in 2018

Detroit Free Press
Detroit Lions tried to get new cornerback Rashaan Melvin in 2018
Detroit Lions tried to get new cornerback Rashaan Melvin in 2018

Sheila Ford Hamp, the daughter of Detroit Lions owner Martha Firestone Ford, is taking on a bigger role in NFL circles as a member of the league's Super Bowl and Major Events advisory committee. Hamp is new to the nine-person committee, which provides oversight on the league's process of picking sites for events like the Super Bowl, NFL draft and Pro Bowl, and has helped coordinate events for this year's 100-year celebration of the NFL. While Lions president Rod Wood is in his fourth year on the league's investment committee, Hamp's appointment is the first committee position held by a member of the Ford family since Bill Ford Jr. was on the league's broadcasting committee in 2015 and it signifies a potentially more visible role for the woman many assume is in line to be the next Lions owner.

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