Ilitch statement on passing of William Clay Ford
There is always a fraternity of owners at the big-league level, no matter the sport.
In that spirit, Mike Ilitch, the owner of the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Tigers — along with his wife, Marian — issued a statement on the passing Sunday of Detroit Lions owner William Clay Ford:
"We are saddened by the passing of William Clay Ford, Sr. and extend our condolences to the entire Ford family, the Ford Motor Company, the Lions organization and all of his employees. He led with a memorable blend of class, dignity and unwavering commitment to our community and his legacy will always be a source of pride for our city, state and nation."