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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

Owners, teams react to lockout

Posted March 12, 2011 @ 6:59 p.m. ET
Teams and owners released statements or spoke to media members on Saturday, reacting to the NFL's first work stoppage since 1987 and what it means for fans.

Lewand focused on the 2011 season

Posted March 12, 2011 @ 4:33 p.m. ET
Lions president Tom Lewand met with Detroit writers on Saturday and answered some questions about the current work stoppage.

Lions release Peterson, re-sign Follett

Posted March 03, 2011 @ 6:17 p.m. ET
The Lions re-signed LB Zack Follett and released veteran LB Julian Peterson on Thursday.

NFC North free-agent preview

Posted Feb. 28, 2011 @ 1:48 p.m. ET
With the owners and players mired in negotiations, the beginning of free agency is almost certain to be delayed. Yet, PFW is examining the free-agent picture for each club, here featuring the NFC North.

Lions will continue to look at offensive line

Posted Feb. 26, 2011 @ 12:06 p.m. ET
The Lions have several options with the No. 13 pick in the draft, but offensive line has to be squarely among the top needs.

Schwartz hints Lions could appeal tampering case

Posted Feb. 24, 2011 @ 2:49 p.m. ET
The Lions' tampering case with the Chiefs might not be over just yet, as Detroit could appeal the matter with the NFL.

Reports: Lions sign former Falcons S Coleman

Posted Feb. 18, 2011 @ 2:23 p.m. ET
Former Falcons S Erik Coleman has agreed to a one-year deal with the Lions, according to multiple reports.

Lions guilty of tampering with Chiefs, forfeit pick

Posted Feb. 18, 2011 @ 1:58 p.m. ET
The NFL has ruled that the Lions have been found guilty of tampering with the Chiefs and will have to forfeit a draft pick.

NFC North 2010 season-in-review team reports

Posted Feb. 17, 2011 @ 9:28 a.m. ET
DE Julius Peppers made his presence felt in his first season with the Bears, helping Chicago's defense rank fourth in the league in points allowed as the Bears rose to first place in the NFC North.

Suh credits Williams, Vanden Bosch for growth

Posted Feb. 05, 2011 @ 6:46 p.m. ET
In racking up a slew of awards following his standout rookie season, Lions DT Ndamukong Suh has deflected a great deal of praise on others who helped him be so successful so fast.

Suh wins AP Defensive Rookie honors

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 8:56 p.m. ET
Lions DT Ndamukong Suh was named The Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year on Friday.

Suh wins 2010 Pepsi Rookie of the Year award

Posted Feb. 03, 2011 @ 3:35 p.m. ET
Lions DT Ndamukong Suh was named the Pepsi Rookie of the Year on Thursday at a ceremony in Dallas.

Stafford's shoulder will be ready by camp

Posted Jan. 28, 2011 @ 4:21 p.m. ET
After initially saying that QB Matthew Stafford didn't need surgery, the Lions followed the medical advice and decided repairing his shoulder was the best course of action.

Stafford called "China doll" by teammate

Posted Jan. 25, 2011 @ 2:48 p.m. ET
Lions LB Zack Follett discussed how often QB Matthew Stafford is hurt on a radio interview Tuesday morning.

Raiders' Davis has no regrets in passing on Calvin Johnson

Posted Jan. 25, 2011 @ 10:23 a.m. ET
Most people would look at the 2007 draft and say the Raiders made a mistake drafting JaMarcus Russell over Calvin Johnson. Not Al Davis.

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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