Lions' Schwartz Says No Rift With GM

Lions' Schwartz Says No Rift With GM

Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz strongly denied a Sports Illustrated report that claimed tension has developed between him and general manager Martin Mayhew for taking chances on troublesome players.


Bill Keenist, the team’s senior vice president of communications, briefed Schwartz about the SI story before his media session after today’s practice.


“Bill just gave me that (report), and it couldn’t be further from the truth,” Schwartz said. “I don’t like to comment on rumors and stuff like that, particularly (from) people that aren’t in our building that don’t see us every day. It couldn’t be farther from the truth.


“We’re all in this together, and we’re all very determined to get us back on the right track.”


The Lions have had a truckload of player-discipline problems this calendar year.

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