Lions Owner Focused on Repairing Relationship With Calvin Johnson
Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is one of the most dominant forces the NFL has ever seen. However, Megatron and the Lions have had a fractured relationship since his retirement in 2016 over a contract dispute.
With the team starting a new era, Lions owner Sheila Ford Hamp wants to focus on repairing the team's relationship with the former star wideout.
The rift between the two stems from Johnson's retirement, as Detroit required the receiver to pay back $1.6 million from the signing bonus he got from his 2012 contract extension. Johnson has been irked by the Lions' request ever since and remained distant from the franchise.
Megatron has previously stated that the one way for the team to patch things up with him is to repay the money he was forced to give back to them, but the Lions have, so far, not given any indications that they will do that.
Detroit and Johnson could be locked in this stalemate until the Lions finally pay up.
With Johnson possibly being among the Class of 2021 Hall of Fame inductees announced before this year's Super Bowl, it'd be a great time for the franchise to mend the relationship.
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