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Former Lions in the news

Three former Lions have been in the news this week. The latest news is that former running back Reuben Droughns is reportedly under investigation for growing marijuana at his house. Droughns hasn’t played in the NFL since 2008.

Former wide receiver Tommie Boyd was arraigned Thursday for six felony counts including first- and second-degree criminal sexual conduct. He is being held in the Macomb County jail.

Then there’s former defensive tackle Luther Elliss who is in severe financial trouble after making bad investments. He spoke out this week in an effort to help others.

While neither Droughns or Boyd has been convicted, the most sympathetic of the three is Elliss. He was a passionate, driven defensive tackle for the Lions. When he was with the team, they won games. His heart was so huge that he and his wife adopted six children to go along with five of their own. Too many professional athletes spend away their earnings carelessly. That wasn’t the case for Elliss. It’s a heart-breaking story.


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