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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

Packers-Lions first-quarter reflections

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 12:39 p.m. ET
The Packers-Lions game is off to a very lackluster start with both offenses scuffling more often than not in a scoreless first quarter at Ford Field.

Packers-Lions prediction

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 11:43 a.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush offers his prediction for the Week 14 Packers-Lions game at Detroit this Sunday.

Lions' Schwartz hitches wagon to Stafford

Posted Dec. 11, 2010 @ 3:59 p.m. ET
Head coach Jim Schwartz expressed surprising optimism for the Lions, saddled with a 2-10 record, for one major reason: QB Matthew Stafford.

Packers-Lions matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Dec. 11, 2010 @ 1:01 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the fifth of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers’ Week 14 game against the Lions at Detroit.

Lions re-sign WR Clark, place Williams on I.R.

Posted Dec. 10, 2010 @ 5:32 p.m. ET
The Lions placed WR Derrick Williams on injured reserve and re-signed WR Brian Clark on Friday.

Thursday Packers-Lions injury report

Posted Dec. 09, 2010 @ 5:43 p.m. ET
The most noteworthy Packers-related development revealed in the official Packers-Lions injury report in advance of their game this Sunday in Detroit was that S Atari Bigby was at least able to practice on a limited basis after not participating at ...

Packers-Lions matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 09, 2010 @ 2:22 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the third of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers' Week 14 game against the Lions at Detroit  

Suh fine shows NFL only protecting itself

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 6 p.m. ET
The NFL is out of control, taking the idea of fining players for clean hits way too far, writes PFW senior editor Eric Edholm.

Wednesday Packers-Lions injury report

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 5:32 p.m. ET
Cullen Jenkins is not the only Packer who will be sidelined for sure for the game this Sunday in Detroit. FB Korey Hall, who hurt his knee in the same gate, also has been ruled out in Week 14, according ...

Lions place DE Vanden Bosch on I.R.

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 4:01 p.m. ET
The Lions lost another defensive starter for the season on Wednesday, placing DE Kyle Vanden Bosch on injured reserve.

Lions DT Suh fined $15K for hit on Bears QB Cutler

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 3 p.m. ET
Lions DT Ndamukong Suh was fined $15,000 for a hit he put on Bears QB Jay Cutler on Sunday.

Packers-Lions matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 2:50 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the second of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers' Week 14 game against the Lions at Detroit    

Lions put CB Smith on I.R., add CB Miller

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 12:17 p.m. ET
The Lions have placed CB Alphonso Smith on injured reserve with a shoulder injury and added CB Prince Miller to take his spot on the roster.

Packers-Lions matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Dec. 07, 2010 @ 12:58 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the first of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers' Week 14 game against the Lions at Detroit  

Lions’ QB carousel not stopping Johnson from producing

Posted Dec. 06, 2010 @ 3:40 p.m. ET
The Lions are now on their third quarterback of the 2010 season, but Calvin Johnson has managed to be a constant throughout the QB turmoil.

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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