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Wood: Lions followed law with Patricia hiring

5:58 PM ET Detroit Lions team president Rod Wood said Saturday that his team followed the law when it came to how it approached the hiring process for first-year head coach Matt Patricia earlier this year, even if they didn’t uncover a 22-year-old aggravated sexual assault indictment that has since come to light.

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Lions president: Laws kept us from learning of Patricia case

Federal and state laws prevented the Detroit Lions from discovering the sexual assault case Matt Patricia was involved in 22 years ago before they hired him as their head coach in February, team president Rod Wood said Saturday. Patricia and a friend were both indicted on one count of aggravated sexual assault in 1996, but the case never made it ...

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Lions support Patricia after '96 charge resurfaces

1:51 AM ET Detroit Lions owner Martha Ford, team president Rod Wood and general manager Bob Quinn released a joint statement late Wednesday expressing support for head coach Matt Patricia after a sexual assault charge against him from 22 years ago resurfaced in a Detroit News story. Pat… www.espn.com – NFL

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Former employees suing Lions for racial and age discrimination

Two former Detroit Lions employees have filed a lawsuit against the team, citing racial and age discrimination. Michael Richardson and Robert Yanagi are suing the team and the NFL after they were fired in January, Nate Atkins of MLive.com reports. Richardson, a 52-year-old black man, was the tea… NFL | theScore

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