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Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer Gets Booed During NFL Draft

The NFL Draft kicked off over the weekend and is being hosted in Detroit, Michigan.

On day three of the draft, the Detroit Lions appointed Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer to announce the Lions pick.

As Whitmer took the stage, she was immediately met with boos.

Watch the moment it went down here:

Here’s what Athlon reported:

The Detroit Lions have been one of the most active teams on Day 3 of the 2024 NFL Draft this Saturday, already trading up twice to land two talents in the fourth round in BYU OT Giovanni Manu and Utah RB/S Sione Vaki.

To announce the Manu selection at No. 126 overall, the Lions chose Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

Her entrance onto the NFL Draft stage was met with a mixed crowd reaction, including audible cheers and boos.

Per The Democrat Herald:

The NFL draft has a new attendance record after more than 700,000 fans flooded downtown Detroit for the three-day event.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer broke the news Saturday at Campus Martius Park.

“We have shown the world what the Motor City is all about,” Whitmer said.

While it will take years to know if this week’s picks panned out, there’s no doubt that Detroit made the most of an opportunity to host hundreds of thousands of fans and show 50-plus million viewers the new-look city.

Motown beat Music City’s three-day attendance record of 600,000 set in 2019, when fans filled Broadway in Nashville.

The NFL did not charge fans to attend the event in Detroit, though the visitors and area residents were expected to generate more than $160 million in economic impact at sold-out hotels, packed bars and restaurants, and retail stores in the heart of downtown.


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