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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 DT Fairley arrested on DUI charge

Posted May 27, 2012 @ 6:49 p.m. ET
Lions DT Nick Fairley has been arrested in Alabama on charges of driving under the influence and attempting to elude police.

Better NFL offense: Lions or Packers?

Posted May 25, 2012 @ 12:50 p.m. ET
In the first semifinal matchup of our video series facing the NFL's top offenses against each other, we look at the Lions and the Packers.

NFC North players in the crosshairs

Posted May 23, 2012 @ 3:18 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the players on each NFC North team who will be most heavily scrutinized, including Lions DT Ndamukong Suh.

Young absent from Lions' OTAs following fight

Posted May 21, 2012 @ 1:18 p.m. ET
Lions WR Titus Young was absent from Monday’s offseason team activities following a fight with a teammate.

Brown: Marijuana use among players widespread

Posted May 18, 2012 @ 10:11 p.m. ET
The marijuana arrests of three Lions players doesn’t shock ex-Detroit OT Lomas Brown,  who believes it's indicative of a larger problem.

Lions' CB play opposite Houston issue to watch

Posted May 18, 2012 @ 7:53 p.m. ET
A Lions story line to watch is the CB play at the spot opposite starter Chris Houston.

Better NFL offense: Eagles or Lions?

Posted May 16, 2012 @ 2:19 p.m. ET
In the first matchup of our video series facing the NFL's top offenses against each other, we look at the Eagles vs. the Lions.

Lions place RB Harrison on reserve/non-football injury list

Posted May 15, 2012 @ 1:13 p.m. ET
The Lions placed RB Jerome Harrison on the reserve/non-football illness list on Tuesday.

Fantasy spin: Lions WR Ryan Broyles

Posted April 27, 2012 @ 10:21 p.m. ET
Coming off an ACL tear, WR Ryan Broyles shouldn't be expected to a lot, if anything, this season.

Reiff passed on NFL's offer to be in New York for draft

Posted April 27, 2012 @ 6:34 p.m. ET
Lions OT Riley Reiff turned down an offer to be in New York for the NFL draft in order to be at home with his extended family.

Lions bolster O-line with Reiff; CB still a need

Posted April 26, 2012 @ 11:58 p.m. ET
Down the road, the Lions’ selection of Iowa OT Riley Reiff could be regarded as a nice value for the Lions, but CB remains a position of need for Detroit.

Lions WR Johnson wins 'Madden' cover

Posted April 25, 2012 @ 6:16 p.m. ET
Lions WR Calvin Johnson has been named the cover athlete for the “Madden NFL ’13” video game, which will be released later this year.

Mayhew: Lions can gradually work in No. 1 pick

Posted April 22, 2012 @ 3:09 a.m. ET
The Lions don't need their first-round pick to come in and start right away, but there is one position where a No. 1 pick could vie for immediate playing time.

RB depth could again be key for Lions

Posted April 06, 2012 @ 3:01 p.m. ET
The Lions’ re-signing of RB Kevin Smith looks all the better now following news of two marijuana-related incidents for second-year back Mikel Leshoure.

Ex-NFL WR Rogers pleads not guilty on separate charges

Posted April 06, 2012 @ 11:29 a.m. ET
Former NFL WR Charles Rogers has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges stemming from two unrelated incidents in Michigan.

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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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