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Heat gets to owner Ford at Lions practice

Justin Rogers
The Detroit News
Martha Firestone Ford

Allen Park – With temperatures hovering around 90 degrees, the heat proved too much for Detroit Lions owner Martha Firestone Ford on Thursday.

In the late stages of the team's afternoon training camp practice, the 90-year-old Ford was helped off the field and provided bottled water.

After sitting down for several minutes to rest, she was taken inside the team's practice facility on a golf cart. During the process, she was talking with those assisting her the entire time.

Ford, who assumed ownership of the franchise when her husband William Clay Ford passed away in March 2014, is a regular presence at the team's practices and games.

After practice, a team spokesman confirmed Ford was doing fine.

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