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Wednesday, September 15, 2010
BBAO: Tom Lewand's suspension lifted

By Kevin Seifert

We're Black and Blue All Over:

Although the NFL has made no formal announcement, Detroit-area media outlets are reporting that Detroit Lions president Tom Lewand has been reinstated from a 30-day suspension nine days early and will be back on the job Wednesday.

The NFL originally suspended Lewand and fined him $100,000 after he pleaded guilty this summer to driving while impaired. He was sentenced to six months' probation and paid $870 in court fees and costs. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell also laid out an extensive set of requirements for seeking outpatient help, all of which Lewand reportedly complied with and apparently had a role in his early return.

If his fine was reduced, it hasn't been reported.

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