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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

Lions release CB Berry

Posted July 23, 2012 @ 11:13 a.m. ET
The Lions cut CB Aaron Berry, who was arrested over the weekend for the second time in a month.

Lions sign first-round OT Reiff

Posted July 23, 2012 @ 10:33 a.m. ET
Lions OT Riley Reiff signed his rookie contract, the team’s website confirmed Monday morning.

Lions have decisions to make at DE spot

Posted July 22, 2012 @ 4:02 p.m. ET
Cliff Avril's future in Detroit isn't the only issue the Lions will soon have to sort out among their DE corps, writes PFW's Mike Wilkening.

Lions CB Berry arrested for assault

Posted July 22, 2012 @ 10:52 a.m. ET
Lions CB Aaron Berry was arrested for the second time in a month early Saturday. He was charged with three counts of simple assault for allegedly brandishing a firearm.

NFC North training-camp reports

Posted July 21, 2012 @ 3:44 p.m. ET
Pro Football Weekly's preview of what to expect from the Bears, Lions, Packers and Vikings in training camp.

Report: Lions DT Williams faces DWI charge

Posted July 20, 2012 @ 1:45 p.m. ET
Lions DT Corey Williams was in court in Monticello, Ark. Facing a DWI charge from last year, according to Monticello Live.

Avril says he's not mad after talks end with Lions

Posted July 16, 2012 @ 5:26 p.m. ET
Franchised DE Cliff Avril refused to lash out at the Detroit Lions after both sides ended negotiations on a multiyear contract.

Biggest regrets: These 2012 moves will be rued

Posted July 16, 2012 @ 4:30 p.m. ET
These will be the 10 biggest regrets when we look back at moves made in 2012.

Deadline passes for signing franchised players to long-term deals

Posted July 16, 2012 @ 4:18 p.m. ET
Several players will have to play 2012 under the franchise tender after the deadline for signing long-term extensions passed.

Charges against Bucs CB Wright dropped

Posted July 13, 2012 @ 12:41 p.m. ET
The Los Angeles County District Attorney reportedly has dropped charges of DUI against Buccaneers CB Eric Wright.

Lions WR Young can keep defenses honest

Posted July 08, 2012 @ 11:26 a.m. ET
Lions WR Titus Young's play late in offseason workouts drew praise — a good sign, considering the promise he showed as a rookie.

Report: Buccaneers CB Wright arrested for DUI

Posted July 02, 2012 @ 4:10 p.m. ET
Buccaneers CB Eric Wright was arrested and booked on a felony charge of driving under the influence.

Lions' Schwartz smart to sign new deal now

Posted July 02, 2012 @ 3:49 p.m. ET
Lions head coach Jim Schwartz is smart to sign his deal now and not try to cash in after this season.

Lions, Schwartz agree to contract extension

Posted June 29, 2012 @ 4:30 p.m. ET
The Lions agreed to a new multi-year contract extension with head coach Jim Schwartz, according to the team’s website.

Fairley pleads not guilty; requests to attend symposium

Posted June 28, 2012 @ 3:47 p.m. ET
Lions DT Nick Fairley plead not guilty to misdemeanor charges of DUI and attempting to elude police in Mobile, Ala.

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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