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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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Vikings-Lions: Matchup of the day

Posted Sept. 22, 2010 @ 2:10 p.m. ET
Each day during the week we'll examine a key matchup leading up to Sunday's Vikings-Lions game.

Vikings-Lions matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Sept. 21, 2010 @ 12:27 p.m. ET
Here's a look at a key matchup heading into Sunday's Week Three battle between the Lions and Vikings.

Lions' secondary the clear Achilles' heel

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 6:58 p.m. ET
The Lions have allowed 609 passing yards through two games, and it has become clear that the secondary has been the main culprit.

They said it: Vikings edition

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 3:26 p.m. ET
Quotes following the Vikings' Week Two loss to the Dolphins on Sunday.

Lions have year's 'Best' rookie

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 12:23 p.m. ET
Forget Ryan Mathews, the prohibitive favorite to win Offensive Rookie of the Year honors prior to the season. The best rookie of 2010 resides in Detroit.

Vick, Eagles hold on to top Lions

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 4:56 p.m. ET
Michael Vick's second touchdown pass put the Philadelphia Eagles ahead just before halftime and they had to hold on to beat the Detroit Lions 35-32.

Lions go forward believing in QB Hill

Posted Sept. 17, 2010 @ 2:57 p.m. ET
Offensive coordinator Scott Linehan made it clear what he thinks will be different with the Lions' offense with QB Shaun Hill at the helm.

Lions announce sellout for Sunday's game

Posted Sept. 17, 2010 @ 1:46 p.m. ET
The Lions announced Friday morning that they have reached a sellout for Sunday's home opener against the Eagles.

Eagles' Kolb, Bradley fail post-concussion tests

Posted Sept. 15, 2010 @ 1:38 p.m. ET
Eagles QB Kevin Kolb and LB Stewart Bradley, both of whom suffered concussions in Sunday's loss to the Packers, have failed their concussion tests on Wednesday.

Report: Lions president Lewand has suspension reduced

Posted Sept. 14, 2010 @ 6:52 p.m. ET
Lions team president Tom Lewand will be reinstated Wednesday, nine days earlier than originally stipulated by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

Report: CB Vasher signs with Lions

Posted Sept. 13, 2010 @ 9:23 p.m. ET
The Lions have signed former Bears CB Nathan Vasher, according to the Detroit News.

Lions become popgun offense without Stafford

Posted Sept. 13, 2010 @ 4:38 p.m. ET
The Lions' offense was supposed to take a major step forward this season, thanks in large part to the progression of QB Matthew Stafford. But that all changes now that it appears they won't have their franchise passer for ...

Lions move forward with Hill at helm

Posted Sept. 13, 2010 @ 2:43 p.m. ET
Head coach Jim Schwartz said QB Shaun Hill can lead the Lions during Matthew Stafford's absence.

Report: Lions QB Stafford out 4-6 weeks

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 11:04 p.m. ET
The Lions could be without QB Matthew Stafford for more than a month after he injured his throwing arm Week One against the Bears.

‘Correct’ call costs Lions a win

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 6:30 p.m. ET
If the call at the end of the Lions-Bears game was correct, then the rule needs to be changed.

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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