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Nick Fairley

Nick Fairley - #98 - DT

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 4"/ 298 lbs.
Birthday 01/23/1988
Birthplace Mobile, AL
College Auburn
Years played 3
Drafted 2011, 1st round, 13th pick by Lions

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Tack FF Int
35 2 0

Detroit Lions: 2013 team needs

Posted March 07, 2013 @ 4:22 p.m. ET
We highlight the top three needs on offense and defense for the Detroit Lions, and take a look back at their 2012 draft class.

Lions re-sign LB Levy

Posted March 06, 2013 @ 12:59 p.m. ET
The Lions re-signed LB DeAndre Levy to a multi-year contract on Wednesday, the team’s website confirmed.

Lions re-sign OT Hilliard

Posted March 01, 2013 @ 12:05 p.m. ET
The Lions agreed to a two-year contract with OT Corey Hilliard, the team’s webiste confirmed.

Schwartz won't say if Calvin Johnson broke three fingers

Posted Feb. 21, 2013 @ 12:07 p.m. ET
Lions head coach Jim Schwartz would not confirm if WR Calvin Johnson suffered three broken fingers.

Reports: Rams to hire Walton as defensive coordinator

Posted Feb. 13, 2013 @ 1 p.m. ET
The Rams will hire Lions secondary coach Tim Walton as their defensive coordinator, ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported.

Rams claim former Lions WR Young

Posted Feb. 05, 2013 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
The Rams claimed WR Titus Young off waivers from the Lions on Tuesday, CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora first reported.

Lions release DE Vanden Bosch

Posted Feb. 05, 2013 @ 2:58 p.m. ET
The Lions informed DE Kyle Vanden Bosch he will be released, Mike Garafolo of USA Today Sports first reported.

Lions release ORG Peterman

Posted Feb. 05, 2013 @ 1:27 p.m. ET
The Lions released ORG Stephen Peterman on Tuesday. Peterman had started every game for Detroit over the past three seasons.

Lions release WR Young

Posted Feb. 04, 2013 @ 4:02 p.m. ET
The Lions cut WR Titus Young on Monday, the team’s website reported.

Lions hire former Broncos GM Xanders

Posted Jan. 28, 2013 @ 5:28 p.m. ET
The Lions hired former Broncos GM Brian Xanders as a senior personnel executive, the team confirmed Monday.

Bucs WR Jackson replaces Lions' Johnson in Pro Bowl

Posted Jan. 15, 2013 @ 5:21 p.m. ET
WR Vincent Jackson has been added to the NFC Pro Bowl roster, replacing Detroit's Calvin Johnson.

Bills hire Crossman as special-teams coordinator

Posted Jan. 14, 2013 @ 5:02 p.m. ET
The Bills hired Danny Crossman as their special-teams coordinator on Monday.

Lions make coaching-staff changes

Posted Jan. 14, 2013 @ 3:40 p.m. ET
The Lions hired Curtis Modkins and Bobby Johnson to join the offensive coaching staff, among several changes announced Monday.

Running back a need for Lions

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 9:52 p.m. ET
A change-of-pace back is one of the bigger needs for a Lions offense that looks relatively stable compared to the defense. 

Lions, Senior Bowl a logical fit

Posted Jan. 04, 2013 @ 9:53 p.m. ET
If ever there were a team that needed to coach the Senior Bowl, the Detroit Lions fit the bill.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Dec. 16, 2012
The Detroit Lions have put Fairley on injured reserve with a shoulder injury.||||||| The 2011 first-round pick started seven of 13 games, had 5 1/2 sacks and 35 tackles after a lackluster rookie year. Earlier this year, he pleaded guilty to DUI and reckless driving and was sentenced to a six-month suspended jail term, a year of probation and a $600 fine. He hopes a pretrial diversion program will allow those charges to be dismissed.
Posted Dec. 04, 2012
A Mobile municipal judge has dismissed a misdemeanor marijuana charge against Fairley.||||||| Defense attorney Sid Harrell said the charge was dismissed on Tuesday. Judge Matt Greene agreed with prosecutors that there wasn't enough evidence to show partially smoked marijuana cigarettes found in Fairley's vehicle on April 3 belonged to the former first-round pick out of Auburn. Harrell says Fairley passed a drug test Tuesday, is tested several times a week by the NFL and has passed them all.
Posted Sept. 26, 2012
A lawyer for Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley says he will ask that the player be allowed to participate in a pre-trial diversion program instead of facing a trial on charges in Alabama. Fairley is charged with driving under the influence and attempting to elude police.||||||| Attorney Sid Harrell says that if Fairley completes the diversion program by taking an anti-DUI course, he expects the charges to be dropped. Fairley was arrested in Mobile County on May 27 after a state trooper said he was traveling at 100 mph in his Cadillac Escalade and initially didn't pull over. He also faces a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge Nov. 27 in his hometown of Mobile. Fairley was a 2011 first-round pick after helping lead Auburn to a BCS title.
Posted Aug. 13, 2012
Fairley's court hearing on charges including driving under the influence and attempting to elude police has been pushed back to Sept. 26.||||||| Mobile, Ala., County District Judge George Hardesty Jr. granted defense attorney Sid Harrell's request for a delay on Friday. Fairley earlier had a hearing on a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge in Mobile Municipal Court continued until Nov. 27.
Posted June 08, 2012
Fairley is publicly apologizing for his recent arrests in Alabama.||||||| Fairley says his "actions were inexcusable." Writing Friday on Facebook, he says he needs to meet the high standards of being a professional athlete. Fairley was arrested in Mobile County, Ala., on May 27 after a state trooper said he was traveling at 100 mph in his Cadillac Escalade. He was cited for reckless driving, no proof of insurance and open container. Fairley also was arrested April 3 in Mobile, Ala., for possessing marijuana.

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