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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

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Former Packer Harris clears waivers

Posted Nov. 09, 2010 @ 5:34 p.m. ET
Former Packers CB Al Harris has cleared waivers and can sign with any team.

Lions sign PK Rayner

Posted Nov. 09, 2010 @ 3:20 p.m. ET
PK Dave Rayner has been signed by the Lions, who are looking for a fill-in kicker with Jason Hanson expected to miss the next three weeks with a sprained MCL.

Report: Stafford may be out for the season

Posted Nov. 09, 2010 @ 9:48 a.m. ET
The Lions fear that QB Matthew Stafford may be done for the season with a Grade 3 separation on his right shoulder, according to MLive.com.

Stafford's durability, not toughness, the problem

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 3:17 p.m. ET
Suggesting Lions QB Matthew Stafford is fragile might be taking it too far, but saying he is injury-prone isn't out of reason.

Stafford re-injures shoulder in loss

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 7:24 p.m. ET
Lions QB Matthew Stafford re-injured his right shoulder in Sunday's overtime loss to the Jets. Head coach Jim Schwartz said after the game that Stafford is "very sore."

Crowder, Scott accuse opponents of dirty play

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 6:43 p.m. ET
Dolphins LB Channing Crowder accused Ravens FB Le'Ron McClain of spitting in his face and Jets LB Bart Scott called the Lions the dirtiest team he has played since the Titans.

Sanchez-led Jets rally to beat Lions 23-20 in OT

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 4:57 p.m. ET
Mark Sanchez threw a 52-yard pass to Santonio Holmes to set up Nick Folk's 30-yard field goal, lifting the New York Jets to a 23-20 overtime win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

Lions' Backus bounces back from early miscue

Posted Nov. 06, 2010 @ 6:38 p.m. ET
After giving up a sack in Week One that resulted in an injury to QB Matthew Stafford, Detroit OLT Jeff Backus has played very well since then, according to NFC North Whispers.

Cunningham credits Kocurek for Lions' DL creativity

Posted Nov. 05, 2010 @ 10:26 p.m. ET
Given all the talent the Lions have on their defensive line, it's easy to just line them up and let them go. But in Week Eight, they were very creative with their fronts.

Lions avoid blackout in game vs. Jets

Posted Nov. 04, 2010 @ 9:33 a.m. ET
Lions president Tom Lewand said Sunday's game against the Jets has sold out and the local television blackout will be lifted.

Johnson thrilled to have Stafford back

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 5:46 p.m. ET
While all of Lions Nation was excited to see QB Matthew Stafford back on the field Sunday, WR Calvin Johnson might have been the happiest of all.

Stafford lifts Lions to 37-25 win over Redskins

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 5:08 p.m. ET
Matthew Stafford's fourth touchdown pass converted a fourth down with 3:12 left and the Detroit Lions scored nine points in 14 seconds to turn a closely contested game into a 37-25 win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday.

Lions hope to strike gold again at corner

Posted Oct. 29, 2010 @ 3:12 p.m. ET
The Lions' philosophy the past few seasons has been that they will take a chance on young, talented football players, and nowhere has that been more evident — and successful — than at cornerback.

Lions looking at blackout for Sunday's home game vs. Redskins

Posted Oct. 28, 2010 @ 10:31 a.m. ET
It's looking very likely that the Lions will have their first local TV blackout of the 2010 season on Sunday, as 10,000 tickets were still available for the Week Eight home game against the Redskins as of Wednesday ...

Lions MLB Levy returns to practice

Posted Oct. 27, 2010 @ 11:35 a.m. ET
Lions MLB DeAndre Levy returned to the individual portion of practice on Tuesday for the first time since spraining his ankle in Week Three.

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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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