Millen says he would have fired himself

NEW YORK, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Former Detroit Lions' executive Matt Millen told NBC Sports Saturday he would have fired himself after a the team went 31-84 during his seven-year tenure.

Marinelli kicked out by Lions

ALLEN PARK, Mich., Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Coach Rod Marinelli was fired by the Detroit Lions Monday after the team produced an NFL-record-worst 0-16 season.

Favre angered by report

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- New York Jets quarterback Brett Favre has denied a claim that he informed the Detroit Lions about his former team, the Green Bay Packers, before he was traded.
Report: Millen out as Lions' executive

Report: Millen out as Lions' executive

DETROIT, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Matt Millen, whose team is an NFL-worst 31-84 since he took over the Lions, is reportedly out as president and general manager of the Detroit Lions.

Changes in Detroit Lions coaching staff

DETROIT, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- The Detroit Lions, finishing the season with one of the worst records in the NFL, announced major changes in the coaching staff Tuesday.

NFL Coach Steve Mariucci fired by Detroit

DETROIT, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The Detroit Lions fired head coach Steve Mariucci Monday and named defensive coordinator Dick Jauron to lead the team for the remaining season. The Lions lost 27-7 to the Falcons on Thanksgiving Day, dropping their record to 4-7 and 15-28 under Mariucci,

Lions coach on hot seat after another loss

DETROIT, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Detroit Lions Coach Steve Mariucci's days in Motor City might be numbered, observers say, following a 27-7 Thanksgiving loss to Atlanta.

Millen gets new deal from Lions

ALLEN PARK, Mich., Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Detroit Lions President and CEO Matt Millen has received a five-year extension, effective after the 2005 season.

McQuarters signs with Lions

DETROIT, June 11 (UPI) -- Veteran cornerback R.W. McQuarters, who was a free agent, Saturday signed a one-year contract with the Detroit Lions.

'Faggot' remark draws apology

KANSAS CITY, Kan., Dec. 15 (UPI) -- The president of the Detroit Lions has reportedly apologized for a slur he used against a Kansas City Chiefs' player.

Lions lose Stewart for season

ALLEN PARK, Mich., Sept. 2 (UPI) -- A dislocated right shoulder has ended the 2003 football season for Detroit Lions running back James Stewart.

Commentary: Millen fine raises questions

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Contrary to what people say or want us to believe, we have not come a long way on the race question.
RON COLBERT, UPI Sports Managing Editor

NFL fines Millen

DETROIT, July 26 (UPI) -- The NFL has fined Detroit Lions president Matt Millen $200,000 for not interviewing minority candidates before hiring Coach Steve Mariucci.

Millen fined by NFL

NEW YORK, July 25 (UPI) -- The NFL Friday levied a $200,000 fine on Detroit Lions President Matt Millen.
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Matt Millen
Detroit Lions General Manager Matt Millen looks up at the scoreboard before his Lions lost to the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, November 19, 2006. (UPI Photo/Art Foxall)

As Player

As President / CEO

Matthew George Millen (born March 12, 1958 in Hokendauqua, Pennsylvania) is a former professional football player and executive in the National Football League. He was President and CEO of the Detroit Lions from 2000 until 2008. His eight-year tenure as head of the franchise led to the worst eight-year record in the NFL (31-97) since World War II, and resulted in his termination on September 24, 2008.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Matt Millen."
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