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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

Hits keep coming for Lions' WR depth

Posted Dec. 09, 2012 @ 1:24 p.m. ET
The Lions have used second-round picks on WRs in back-to-back drafts, but could the position again be an offseason need?

Marijuana charge against Lions DT Fairley dismissed

Posted Dec. 04, 2012 @ 6:24 p.m. ET
A misdemeanor marijuana charge against Lions DT Nick Fairley was dismissed on Tuesday.

Lions place WR Young on I.R.

Posted Dec. 04, 2012 @ 6:21 p.m. ET
The Lions placed WR Titus Young on injured reserve and signed S Tyrell Johnson and WR Kris Durham.

NFC North Spin cycle: Bears' skid is boosting Packers

Posted Dec. 03, 2012 @ 2:52 p.m. ET
The Packers have nosed back into the division lead after a victory over the Vikings and a Bears defeat at home to the Seahawks.

Lions lose WR Broyles to torn ACL

Posted Dec. 03, 2012 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
Lions WR Ryan Broyles tore the ACL in his right knee in Sunday’s loss to the Colts and will undergo surgery, head coach Jim Schwartz announced.

Colts stun Lions on Luck's game-winner

Posted Dec. 02, 2012 @ 5:06 p.m. ET
Andrew Luck threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Donnie Avery with no time left to lift the Colts to a dramatic 35-33 comeback win over the Lions.

Lions DT Suh fined $30,000 for kick

Posted Nov. 28, 2012 @ 2:47 p.m. ET
The NFL fined Lions DT Ndamukong Suh $30,000 for his kick to the groin of Texans QB Matt Schaub in last Thursday’s game.

Goodell says Suh's intent very difficult to judge

Posted Nov. 27, 2012 @ 10:36 p.m. ET
Roger Goodell and NFL officials looked at Ndamukong Suh's latest infamous act on the field, but couldn't determine if it was intentional.

Lions can't get out of their own way

Posted Nov. 27, 2012 @ 12:10 p.m. ET
After spending Thanksgiving on the sidelines at Ford Field, PFW publisher Hub Arkush offers his thoughts on two of the game's more controversial plays.

NFC North Spin cycle: Vikings can't stop Bears

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 4:55 p.m. ET
The Bears are back in control of the NFC North after beating the Vikings soundly and watching the Giants shut down the Packers on Sunday night.

NFL will not suspend Lions DT Suh; fine possible

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
The NFL will not suspend Lions DT Ndamukong Suh for Thursday’s incident involving Texans QB Matt Schaub, according to league spokesman Greg Aiello.

No changes to schedule in Weeks 14, 15

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 4:16 p.m. ET
The NFL announced the Week 14 and Week 15 schedules on Monday and there will be no changes.

NFL to examine replay rule from Lions-Texans game

Posted Nov. 23, 2012 @ 3:37 p.m. ET
The rule that negated using video replay to confirm a Texans TD will be re-examined immediately, NFL director of football operations Ray Anderson said.

Schwartz's mistake aids Texans in wild 34-31 win

Posted Nov. 22, 2012 @ 5:25 p.m. ET
Arian Foster rushed for two touchdowns, and Jim Schwartz's errant challenge flag cost the Lions in a wild overtime game on Thanksgiving.

NFC North Spin cycle: Packers deal Lions tough blow

Posted Nov. 20, 2012 @ 11:15 a.m. ET
The Packers ground out a win at Detroit, leaving the Lions with plenty of work to do to get back into the playoff race.

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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