Lions employees to take furloughs

Posted May 23, 2011 @ 4:55 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Add the Lions to the list of teams who are making changes as a result of the lockout.

Employees of the team began two-week furloughs on Monday, the Detroit News reported. A statement released by the team said, "While we have made some adjustments to our business operation due to the current labor situation, we are not going to comment specifically about those changes."

According to the newspaper, the furloughs are staggered so that all employees won't miss work at the same time. When asked in March if the lockout would affect business operations, Lions president Tom Lewand said that changes would occur for employees, including head coach Jim Schwartz, GM Martin Mayhew and himself.