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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

Patriots-Lions matchup of the day: Monday

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 4:40 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in the Week 12 Thanksgiving Day game between the Patriots and Lions: Patriots kick coverage vs. Lions KR Stefan Logan.

After blazing start, Best running on empty

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 1:34 p.m. ET
After Week Two, Jahvid Best had the look of a fantasy monster. Now, his season can only be described as disappointing.

Cowboys improve to 2-0 under Garrett

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 4:17 p.m. ET
Bryan McCann grabbed a batted-down punt and returned it 97 yards for a touchdown, Miles Austin had two short touchdown catches and 38-year-old Jon Kitna had a career-best 29-yard touchdown run to lift the Dallas Cowboys to a 35-19 victory ...

Lions place RB Smith on I.R.

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 3:19 a.m. ET
The Lions placed RB Kevin Smith on injured reserve Saturday, ending his season.

Campbell goes from the Army to the NFL

Posted Nov. 20, 2010 @ 5:04 p.m. ET
Caleb Campbell did not take a normal route to the NFL, but the West Point alum will be on the Lions' 53-man roster tomorrow vs. the Cowboys.

Lions not running from ground problems

Posted Nov. 19, 2010 @ 2:41 p.m. ET
Running the ball has proven to be a difficult endeavor this season for the Lions, who felt the addition of Jahvid Best would inject life into that facet of the offense

The heart of a Lion

Posted Nov. 17, 2010 @ 3:16 p.m. ET
Each year, Nov. 17 comes and goes on Mike Utley's calendar. He acknowledges it, obliges those who ask about it, then gets on with all that keeps him busy in his post-football life.

Lions confirm Stafford met with Andrews

Posted Nov. 15, 2010 @ 9:25 p.m. ET
The Lions confirmed Monday night that QB Matthew Stafford met with Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala., to examine his injured right shoulder.

Calvin and Co. OK without Stafford

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 5:57 p.m. ET
The Lions might be without QB Matthew Stafford for the foreseeable future, but it doesn't look like their fantasy situation will be affected.

Bills hang on for first victory

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 5:05 p.m. ET
Fred Jackson ran for a season-best 133 yards and scored twice in leading the Bills (1-8) to a 14-12 win over the Lions on Sunday. Detroit (2-7) lost its 25th straight road game to break the record the Lions set ...

Top two picks truly among best rookies

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 11:34 a.m. ET
Lions DT Ndamukong Suh and Rams QB Sam Bradford, who went second and first, respectively, in the April draft, are ranked in NFList among the top three rookies at midseason.

NFC North midseason reports

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 10:52 a.m. ET
Surprising Packers CB Tramon Williams has played like a Pro Bowler, outdoing his more celebrated teammate Charles Woodson. Read about this and more in our NFC North midseason reports.

Schwartz remains mum on Lions' injuries

Posted Nov. 11, 2010 @ 2:41 p.m. ET
Lions head coach Jim Schwartz often has cited Bill Belichick and Jeff Fisher as two of his biggest coaching influences, so it's easy to figure out how he has developed his policy on injuries.

Two Lions players fined

Posted Nov. 11, 2010 @ 9:32 a.m. ET
Lions ORG Stephen Peterman and LB Julian Peterson have been fined by the NFL for hits in Sunday's loss to the Jets.

Scout's Notebook: Lions DT Ndamukong Suh

Posted Nov. 10, 2010 @ 1:55 p.m. ET
Nolan Nawrocki analyzes Lions DT Ndamukong Suh from a scout's perspective, detailing his positives and negatives.

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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