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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

Lions' DT big three getting it done

Posted Oct. 21, 2010 @ 6:44 p.m. ET
The numbers might suggest otherwise, but the Lions are making strides defensively, and much of it has to do with much-improved play in the trenches.

Lions sign ILB Carpenter

Posted Oct. 21, 2010 @ 3:05 p.m. ET
The Lions signed former first-round draft pick ILB Bobby Carpenter on Thursday.

Update on injuries to Lions LB Follett, QB Hill

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 6 p.m. ET
Lions LB Zack Follett will be hospitalized overnight but there is no evidence of a fracture in his spine and QB Shaun Hill has a fracture in his left forearm.

Manning throws 2 TDs as Giants top Lions 28-20

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
Eli Manning threw two touchdown passes to lead the New York Giants to a 28-20 victory over Detroit and send the error-prone Lions to an NFL record-tying 24th straight road loss.

Report: Lions TE Scheffler signs contract extension

Posted Oct. 16, 2010 @ 6:48 p.m. ET
The Denver Post reported Saturday that TE Tony Scheffler has signed a three-year contract extension with the Lions.

Injuries leave Lions scrambling at linebacker

Posted Oct. 16, 2010 @ 5:10 p.m. ET
Injuries to DeAndre Levy and Landon Johnson have left the Lions thin at linebacker.

Lions' O-line makes progress, faces big test

Posted Oct. 15, 2010 @ 7:20 p.m. ET
The Lions' offensive line can't be called a weakness, not after doing a nice job against some pretty good pass-rushing teams.

Burleson fined $15,000

Posted Oct. 14, 2010 @ 2:54 p.m. ET
Lions WR Nate Burleson played to the Detroit crowd in last Sunday's big win over the Rams. But his actions cost him on Thursday.

Hill is Detroit's Billy Kilmer

Posted Oct. 13, 2010 @ 3:45 p.m. ET
Tom Danyluk says watching Lions QB Shaun Hill reminds him of Billy Kilmer and conjures warm feelings of a time when winning passers weren't always so meticulously drilled and manicured in their ways.

Lions end losing streak with big win vs. Rams

Posted Oct. 10, 2010 @ 5:19 p.m. ET
Stefan Logan's 105-yard kickoff return broke a tie and sent the Lions to a 44-6 rout of the St. Louis Rams for their first win of the season and ended their 10-game losing streak.

Burleson hopes to give Lions receiving boost

Posted Oct. 09, 2010 @ 2:31 p.m. ET
The Lions made a bold free-agent move during the offseason, signing WR Nate Burleson with the hopes that he would be a perfect counterpoint to Calvin Johnson.

Lions sign OG Sims to contract extension

Posted Oct. 08, 2010 @ 5:17 p.m. ET
The Lions signed OG Rob Sims to a four-year contract extension on Friday.

Furniture store helps Lions avoid blackout

Posted Oct. 08, 2010 @ 4:23 p.m. ET
The Lions avoided a blackout for Sunday's game against the Rams thanks to Gardner-White Furniture.

Lions to honor Hall of Fame CB LeBeau

Posted Oct. 07, 2010 @ 12:18 p.m. ET
The Lions will honor Hall of Fame CB Dick LeBeau at halftime of this Sunday's game against the Rams.

Packers survive scare from Lions, win 28-26

Posted Oct. 03, 2010 @ 4:47 p.m. ET
Charles Woodson returned an interception 48 yards for a touchdown and the Green Bay Packers narrowly held off a comeback by the Detroit Lions for a 28-26 victory Sunday.

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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