Detroit Sports Center Detroit Sports Center Home News > REPORT: Lions Owner William Clay Ford has passed away REPORT: Lions Owner William Clay Ford has passed away Jennifer Hammond of Fox 2 quotes a source and discusses the impact with Rico Posted on 3/9/2014 12:28:00 PM play pause mute unmute (i18n me!) Update required. To play this media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. Jennifer Hammond first reported the story when she confirmed it with a source. She joined Rico to give her initial thoughts on what his passing will mean in terms of succession and more.