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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

Report: Lions' Berry arrested for DUI

Posted June 26, 2012 @ 11:42 a.m. ET
Lions CB Aaron Berry was arrested on DUI and other driving charges in Harrisburg, Pa. on Saturday morning, WXYZ-TV reported Tuesday.

Lions add veteran S Jones

Posted June 25, 2012 @ 2:18 p.m. ET
The Lions signed former Buccaneers S Sean Jones to a one-year deal on Monday.

Kowalski wins PFWA McCann Award

Posted June 22, 2012 @ 11:58 a.m. ET
The late Tom Kowalski, who was a Lions beat reporter for over three decades, won the PFWA 2012 Dick McCann Award.

Lions add Archer to compete with rookie QB Moore

Posted June 21, 2012 @ 9:47 p.m. ET
The Lions have signed QB R.J. Archer and released WR Troy Burrell. Archer is expected to compete with undrafted rookie Kellen Moore.

Will Lions' RB depth hold up?

Posted June 18, 2012 @ 4:35 p.m. ET
Do the Lions have enough RB depth? That won't be answered until the season plays out, but on paper, the Lions' RB group looks solid.

Lions RB Leshoure suspended two games

Posted June 13, 2012 @ 4:14 p.m. ET
Lions RB Mikel Leshoure was suspended two games and docked an additional two game checks for violating the NFL’s policy on substance abuse.

Lions add WR Dillard

Posted June 11, 2012 @ 12:10 p.m. ET
The Lions agreed to terms on a one-year contract with WR Jarett Dillard, according to the team’s website.

Lions' Fairley apologizes after arrests

Posted June 08, 2012 @ 9:17 a.m. ET
Lions DT Nick Fairley, arrested twice since April, apologized Friday on his Facebook page.

Warrant issued for former Lions WR Rogers

Posted June 07, 2012 @ 11:07 a.m. ET
A bench warrant has been issued for former Lions WR Charles Rogers after he didn't attend a court hearing.

Lions' Best confident about return from concussion

Posted June 04, 2012 @ 9 p.m. ET
Lions RB Jahvid Best anticipates being cleared for training camp after a second concussion ended his 2011 season. 

Lions agree to terms with WR Stovall

Posted June 04, 2012 @ 4:51 p.m. ET
The Lions agreed to a new one-year deal for UFA WR Maurice Stovall, according to the team’s website.

Best NFL offense: Saints or Lions?

Posted June 01, 2012 @ 2:47 p.m. ET
The Saints and Lions face off in the finals of PFW's "In the Trenches" bracket to decide the best offense in the NFL.

Fairley's off-field incidents a primary concern

Posted June 01, 2012 @ 11:24 a.m. ET
Lions DT Nick Fairley has looked the part in OTAs. But his off-field concerns are the story right now.

Lions DT Fairley faces June 28 arraignment

Posted May 30, 2012 @ 3:26 p.m. ET
Lions DT Nick Fairley, arrested Sunday for attempting to elude police and DUI, will be arraigned in Mobile (Ala.) County Court on June 28, the county’s circuit clerk said.

Lions WR Young practices, releases statement

Posted May 29, 2012 @ 9:42 a.m. ET
Lions WR Titus Young, who reportedly returned to practice Tuesday, released a statement regarding his absence from last week’s OTAs. 

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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