Lions' Fairley arrested on drug charge

Posted April 03, 2012 @ 4:58 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Lions DT Nick Fairley was arrested on second-degree marijuana charges in Alabama. The news was first reported by the Mobile Press-Register.

Fairley’s car was stopped early Tuesday following complaints of a speeding vehicle in a Mobile, Ala., subdivision. Police pulled over Fairley and found marijuana when they searched the vehicle. They then made an arrest.

He was held at Mobile County Metro Jail on $1,000 bail.

Fairley, the No. 13 overall pick of the 2011 draft, had 15 tackles and one sack in 10 games for Detroit during an injury-hampered rookie season.

On Monday, Lions RB Mikel Leshoure was arrested on marijuana charges for the second time this offseason.