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Lions' new prez planned to 'go home and collapse' after win

Josh Katzenstein
The Detroit News
Rod Wood chats on the field Sunday before the Lions' game against the Raiders.

Detroit — It was an exhausting week for Rod Wood, the Lions' new president.

First, he accepted a new job as a top executive for an NFL team. Then, in that capacity, he had to watch the Lions win a nail-biter over the Raiders Sunday.

After the game, Wood declined an interview request from a small group of reporters, but responded when asked how he planned to celebrate.

"I'm going to go home and collapse," he said.

Wood can sleep Sunday night, but there's plenty more work ahead.

Wood's boss, meanwhile, declined to talk to reporters. As owner Martha Firestone Ford walked to the elevator in Ford Field's basement, a security guard blocked the lane to Ford, and neither her nor her daughter Sheila Ford Hamp responded to questions.

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