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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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35 2 0

Lions' Felton may be in line for more carries

Posted Oct. 02, 2010 @ 3:19 p.m. ET
If Kevin Smith proves unable to fill the bill as Detroit's power back, the team may turn to FB Jerome Felton, according to NFC North Whispers.

Packers-Lions matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Sept. 30, 2010 @ 6:13 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 Week Four Lions-Packers game.

Lions make secondary switch

Posted Sept. 30, 2010 @ 4:59 p.m. ET
The Lions made changes in their secondary on Thursday, signing veteran DB Dante Wesley and releasing SS Randy Phillips.

Lions' offense has yet to lift off

Posted Sept. 30, 2010 @ 9:24 a.m. ET
Losing QB Matthew Stafford was a huge blow to the Lions' offense, but there are plenty of other things this unit must work on to get better, including TE Brandon Pettigrew's pass catching.

Lions QB Hill to start again in place of Stafford

Posted Sept. 29, 2010 @ 5:27 p.m. ET
Lions QB Shaun Hill will get another start in place of injured starter Matthew Stafford Sunday at Green Bay, head coach Jim Schwartz said Wednesday, according to multiple media outlets.

Best has turf toe, unlikely to miss time

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 2:13 p.m. ET
Lions RB Jahvid Best is day-to-day after suffering Grade II turf toe injury in Detroit's Week Three loss to the Vikings.

They Said It: Vikings edition

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 11:49 a.m. ET
Here is a sampling of what Vikings players had to say following their first win of the season, a 24-10 victory over the Lions in Week Three.

Vikings, Peterson speed past Lions 24-10

Posted Sept. 26, 2010 @ 4:40 p.m. ET
Adrian Peterson rushed for 160 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Vikings to a 24-10 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

RB Best leaves Lions game with toe injury

Posted Sept. 26, 2010 @ 4:12 p.m. ET
Lions rookie RB Jahvid Best suffered a toe injury in the third quarter of the Lions' Week Three game vs. the Vikings.

Vikings-Lions prediction

Posted Sept. 26, 2010 @ 12:48 p.m. ET
Senior editor Eric Edholm expect the Vikings to bounce back against the Lions.

Lions-Vikings matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Sept. 25, 2010 @ 4:44 p.m. ET
Here’s a look at a key matchup heading into Sunday’s Week Three battle between the Vikings and Lions.

Lions need Levy strong in the middle

Posted Sept. 25, 2010 @ 4:40 p.m. ET
The Lions' defense has taken heat for being too dependent on the front four making all the plays and for being too weak on the back end, but linebacker remains a weakness, too.

Lions-Vikings matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Sept. 24, 2010 @ 3:29 p.m. ET
Here’s a look at a key matchup heading into Sunday’s Week Three battle between the Vikings and Lions.

Lions-Vikings matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Sept. 23, 2010 @ 6:50 p.m. ET
Here’s a look at a key matchup heading into Sunday’s Week Three battle between the Vikings and Lions.

Vikings CB Allen has handled role well

Posted Sept. 23, 2010 @ 6:28 p.m. ET
Vikings CB Asher Allen has been vaulted into a primary role on defense through two games. And according to defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, Allen has done well.

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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