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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

Patriots sign LB Carpenter

Posted April 05, 2012 @ 4:56 p.m. ET
The Patriots signed former first-round pick LB Bobby Carpenter on Thursday. The former Lion was an unrestricted free agent.

Detroit Lions

Posted April 05, 2012 @ 12:51 p.m. ET
Here are the Detroit Lions top three needs going into the draft, subject to any free-agent signings it may make before then.

NFC North draft needs

Posted April 04, 2012 @ 1:50 p.m. ET
As several teams in the division look to draft a cornerback early, highly rated LSU CB Morris Claiborne is a possibility, if he's still available.

Report: Arrest of Lions' Leshoure his second in a month

Posted April 03, 2012 @ 7:26 p.m. ET
Lions RB Mikel Leshoure's arrest March 12 was actually his second arrest in a one-month period on marijuana charges, the Detroit Free Press is reporting.

Lions' Fairley arrested on drug charge

Posted April 03, 2012 @ 4:58 p.m. ET
Lions DT Nick Fairley was arrested on second-degree marijuana charges in Alabama after police pulled him over for speeding.

Warrants out for ex-Lions WR Rogers

Posted March 31, 2012 @ 10:31 a.m. ET
Police in Saginaw, Mich., are seeking former NFL WR Charles Rogers, as they have two warrants for his arrest.

Lions re-sign RB Smith

Posted March 27, 2012 @ 11:18 a.m. ET
The Lions re-signed RB Kevin Smith to a one-year deal on Tuesday.

Lions mostly intact after early stages of free agency

Posted March 23, 2012 @ 2:21 p.m. ET
The Lions’ 2012 free-agency strategy can broadly be described as “holding their position.”

Lions sign three to one-year deals

Posted March 22, 2012 @ 6:44 p.m. ET
The Lions have signed DE Everette Brown, LB Ashlee Palmer and TE Will Heller, all to one-year deals. 

Lions re-sign LB Tulloch

Posted March 20, 2012 @ 5:17 p.m. ET
The Lions have re-signed LB Stephen Tulloch to a five-year deal, keeping one of the team's top defenders in place.

Report: Lions sign CB Lacey, re-sign DL Fluellen

Posted March 20, 2012 @ noon ET
The Lions signed Colts CB Jacob Lacey and re-signed DL Andre Fluellen, the Lions' official website reported Tuesday.

Lions re-sign OT Backus, QB Hill

Posted March 17, 2012 @ 9:24 p.m. ET
The Lions have re-signed two of their unrestricted free agents, OLT Jeff Backus and backup QB Shaun Hill, according to multiple sources.

Johnson's value to Lions made extension a wise move

Posted March 14, 2012 @ 1:14 p.m. ET
The numbers are staggering, but the Lions had every reason to want to sign Calvin Johnson long-term, writes PFW's Mike Wilkening.

Megatron gets megadeal from Lions

Posted March 14, 2012 @ 10:54 a.m. ET
The Lions have agreed to a new contract with WR Calvin Johnson that makes him the highest-paid receiver in the NFL.

Lions release TE Heller

Posted March 12, 2012 @ 4:58 p.m. ET
The Lions released TE Will Heller on Monday. He was going to count more than $1 million against the cap in 2012.

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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