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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

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Frazier: Favre will start for Vikings if healthy

Posted Dec. 28, 2010 @ 11:59 p.m. ET
Joe Webb's breakout game in the Vikings' shocking win over the Eagles apparently is not enough to impress head coach Leslie Frazier.

Lions' run game, defense show marked improvement

Posted Dec. 27, 2010 @ 5:14 p.m. ET
The Lions have won three games in a row for the first time since 2007, and the improved run game and defense have had a lot to do with it.

Lions hand Dolphins seventh home loss

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 4:32 p.m. ET
The Lions took advantage of two interceptions to score 17 points in the final 4:37 Sunday and rally past the reeling Dolphins 34-27.

Lions' Stanton raising profile with play

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 1:51 a.m. ET
Lions No. 3 QB Drew Stanton has played beyond expectations, and he could seek a better opportunity elsewhere next season.

Report: Stafford placed on I.R.

Posted Dec. 24, 2010 @ 1:04 p.m. ET
The Lions have reportedly placed QB Matthew Stafford on injured reserve.

Lions might have to play QB roulette

Posted Dec. 20, 2010 @ 5:08 p.m. ET
Head coach Jim Schwartz did not say Monday who his starting QB would be in Week 16, as all three primary quarterbacks are dealing with injuries.

Lions top Bucs, finally win one on the road

Posted Dec. 19, 2010 @ 5:19 p.m. ET
Dave Rayner's third field goal, a 34-yarder with 9:51 left in overtime gave the Lions a 23-20 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and ended the longest road losing streak in league history at 26 games on Sunday.

Lions still have ORT Cherilus in plans

Posted Dec. 19, 2010 @ 1:12 a.m. ET
The consensus among Lions fans is that ORT Gosder Cherilus needs to be replaced, but he was having his best season before landing on injured reserve.

Logan acquisition pays dividends for Lions

Posted Dec. 18, 2010 @ 10:18 p.m. ET
When Detroit GM Martin Mayhew signed Stefan Logan off waivers from Pittsburgh in September, it proved to be an astute move, according to NFC North Whispers.

Report: NFL revokes fines against Peterman

Posted Dec. 18, 2010 @ 3:32 p.m. ET
The NFL reportedly revoked $10,000 in fines of Lions OG Stephen Peterman for two chop-block penalties called in Week Nine against the Jets.

Packers lose Rodgers, fall to Lions

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 5:34 p.m. ET
Drew Stanton threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Will Heller midway through the fourth quarter, and the Packers couldn't come back without an injured Aaron Rodgers in the Lions' 7-3 win Sunday.

Packers-Lions fourth-quarter reflections

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 3:26 p.m. ET
Fourth-quarter reflections from the Packers-Lions Week 14 game.

Packers-Lions third-quarter reflections

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 2:36 p.m. ET
It was a mixed bag for Packers backup QB Matt Flynn in the third quarter as Green Bay took a 3-0 lead in a game dominated by uneven offense and solid defense.

Favre telling teammates he can't play Monday

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 2:30 p.m. ET
NFL Network's Jason LaCanfora is reporting that QB Brett Favre is telling his teammates that, even with the Vikings' game being delayed a day and moved to Detroit, he doesn't think he can play Monday.

Rodgers concussion highlights Packers-Lions second quarter

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 1:50 p.m. ET
If the Packers are to prevail in Detroit today, they are going to have to do it without Aaron Rodgers, who suffered a concussion after getting hit by Lions LB Landon Johnson on an 18-yard scramble and has been ruled ...

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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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