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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

Fantasy outlook: RB Mikel Leshoure

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 11:20 p.m. ET
The Lions found a complementary back to Jahvid Best in Mikel Leshoure, and he could provide a spark as a rookie.

Lions loading up on both sides

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 9:05 p.m. ET
We all knew the Lions could use a cornerback and two linebackers. But right now, they are just having fun collecting lots and lots of talent.

Fairley shocking DL developments in Detroit

Posted April 28, 2011 @ 11:39 p.m. ET
Let me get this straight … you could see Ndamukong Suh, Corey Williams, Nick Fairley and Kyle Vanden Bosch on the field at the same time? The Lions got a steal.

Teams to begin offseason workouts next week

Posted April 28, 2011 @ 5:48 p.m. ET
With the news that the league year will start on Friday morning, teams are notifying their players that offseason workouts will begin shortly.

Draft Dose: Who needs an outside linebacker?

Posted April 22, 2011 @ 12:52 p.m. ET
In the 30th installment of the Draft Dose series, PFW takes a look at 10 teams in need of an outside linebacker like Texas A&M's Von Miller.

Don’t overlook pass rusher for Lions

Posted April 17, 2011 @ 1:48 p.m. ET
With all the talk about cornerback, offensive line and linebacker as the Lions' top needs heading into the draft, don't rule out a front-four addition with the team's first pick.

Draft countdown: Pick No. 13

Posted April 15, 2011 @ 9:37 a.m. ET
PFW looks back at the last 10 players chosen with the 13th pick in the NFL draft, including OLB Brian Orakpo to the Redskins in 2009.

Prince Amukamara's draft diary, Part Seven

Posted April 06, 2011 @ 6:36 p.m. ET
Nebraska CB Prince Amukamara talked to Pro Football Weekly's Kevin Fishbain as part of his weekly diary leading up to the NFL draft. In this week's entry, Prince compared meeting with NFL teams to college recruiting.

Lions' RB interest unrelated to Best

Posted April 03, 2011 @ 11:33 a.m. ET
Keen Lions fans have noticed that the team has done a lot of homework on this year's crop of running backs, something that has elicited mild surprise.

Lions regain draft pick

Posted March 31, 2011 @ 4:21 p.m. ET
The Lions have won an appeal with the NFL and will have an extra seventh-round pick this season but lose a pick in that round in 2012, the league announced on Thursday.

Lions lose assistant secondary coach to college

Posted March 28, 2011 @ 2:24 p.m. ET
Daron Roberts, who had been the Lions' assistant secondary coach, has left the team to take a coaching position at the University of West Virginia, according to ESPN.

Lions' Schwartz has confidence in Stafford's rehab

Posted March 22, 2011 @ 5:13 p.m. ET
Lions QB Matthew Stafford is rehabbing his surgically repaired shoulder, and his head coach, Jim Schwartz, is confident that Stafford is done with the injury bug.

NFC team needs

Posted March 21, 2011 @ 6:43 p.m. ET
The Vikings are looking for a successor to QB Brett Favre, as PFW identifies the top three draft needs of each NFC team.

No change to rule that cost Lions victory

Posted March 14, 2011 @ 8:34 p.m. ET
The NFL's competition committee will not look at changing the rule that affected Lions WR Calvin Johnson in Week One of the 2010 season.

Lions' Hanson hopes to return in 2011

Posted March 14, 2011 @ 4:02 p.m. ET
PFW visited with injured Lions PK Jason Hanson last week, and he said his rehab from the MCL injury that ended his 2010 season has been gradual but productive.

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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