Jan 13, 2021
Lions Acquire LB Shaun Dion Hamilton Off Waivers From Washington
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The Detroit Lions acquired linebacker Shaun Dion Hamilton off waivers from Washington.
Detroit made the move Tuesday, taking a brief break from its search for a new general manager and coach.
LANDOVER, MD – NOVEMBER 24: Shaun Dion Hamilton #51 of the Washington Redskins lines up against the Detroit Lions during the second half at FedExField on November 24, 2019 in Landover, Maryland.(Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
Hamilton started in seven of 46 games over three seasons with Washington. He has 89 career tackles, 2 1/2 sacks, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, and one interception. Washington put him on injured reserve last month with an elbow injury after he started three of 14 games during the regular season.
Hamilton was drafted in the sixth round by Washington out of Alabama in 2018.
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Michigan Matters: Pistons’ Rob Murphy on Helping His Hometown
Southfield (CBS Detroit) – Newly named Detroit Pistons Assistant General Manager Rob Murphy appears on CBS 62’s “Michigan Matters” to talk about his story of overcoming obstacles to succeed as he went on to excel in college and pro sports as he also continues to give back.
Detroit Pistons Head Coach Dwayne Casey; Rob Murphy, Detroit Pistons Assistant General Manager; and Troy Weaver, Detroit Pistons General Manager (Courtesy of Rob Murphy)READ MORE: Ribs RnB Music Festival Kicks Off This Weekend In Downtown Detroit
Murphy, born in Detroit, appears with Carol Cain, Senior Producer/Host, and talked about the transition from being a head coach in college basketball to joining the NBA Detroit Pistons organization. Murphy was men’s head basketball coach at Eastern Michigan University before being hired as President of the Pistons’ G-League Team, the Motor City Cruise.
He did so well, Troy Weaver, General Manager of the Pistons, named Murphy Assistant General Manager of the Pistons at the conclusion of last season.
Rob Murphy, Assistant General Manager of the Detroit Pistons, with Michigan Matters Host Carol Cain
Murphy talked about growing up under challenging circumstances (his Mom was murdered when he was 13) but overcame them. He talked about the importance of sports and coaches.
Detroit Pistons Assistant General Manager Rob Murphy at a literacy event sponsored by the Rob Murphy Foundation
He also started his Rob Murphy Foundation to help give back to youngsters so they too can have advantages and opportunities.READ MORE: Judge Says Michigan Gov. Whitmer Won't Have To Testify In Abortion Lawsuit
Dr. Micala Evans, Curator of the Automotive Hall of Fame; Terry Rhadigan, VP of Corporate Giving at General Motors; and Sarah Cook, President of the Automotive Hall of Fame
Then the roundtable gathered and talked about autos and heritage as Sarah Cook, President of the Automotive Hall of Fame, Terry Rhadigan, Vice President of Corporate Giving at GM and board member at AHOF, and Dr. Micala Evans, who just joined the AHOF as curator, appear with Cain.
Rhadigan talked about the $500,000 gift GM gave to AHOF to help establish an educational exhibit about the many accomplishments and impact of African Americas throughout the industry.
Cook said the new exhibit would open this coming February to coincide with Black History Month.
Dr. Evans, a scholar, will help bring the new exhibit to life.
The roundtable also talked the recent AHOF Induction of top leaders who are among those celebrated at the Dearborn facility – located a stone’s throw from one of the top tourist destinations in the state — The Henry Ford which includes the museum, Greenfield Village and the Rouge Tour.
They also talked about the ongoing transformation taking place in mobility and how it might be captured in the years to come.MORE NEWS: MDHHS Lifts No-Contact Recommendation In Huron River Chemical Spill
Watch Michigan Matters, Sunday at 8am on CBS 62