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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 place CB Bentley on I.R.

Posted Nov. 01, 2012 @ 12:17 p.m. ET
The Lions placed CB Bill Bentley on injured reserve and signed veteran S Don Carey.

Wednesday's 60-second rant: Dealing draft picks at deadline risky

Posted Oct. 31, 2012 @ 3:59 p.m. ET
The NFL’s extended trade deadline looms, but teams like the Lions and GM Martin Mayhew should be leery of trading away draft picks for players.

Reports: Jaguars trade WR Thomas to Lions

Posted Oct. 30, 2012 @ 4:55 p.m. ET
The Lions acquired WR Mike Thomas from the Jaguars, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport first reported.

NFC North Spin cycle: Bears, Packers win ugly

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 2 p.m. ET
All four NFC North teams stayed home in Week Nine, and only the Vikings failed to make use of their advantage.

Lions rally to beat Seahawks behind late Stafford TD

Posted Oct. 28, 2012 @ 4:33 p.m. ET
Matthew Stafford threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Titus Young with 20 seconds left, lifting the Lions to a 28-24 win over the Seahawks.

Lack of red-zone passing punch hurting Lions

Posted Oct. 26, 2012 @ 3:58 p.m. ET
The Lions have faltered far more often in the red zone this season, and the struggles of the passing game have been a big problem. 

Key matchup: Seahawks special teams vs. Lions special teams

Posted Oct. 25, 2012 @ 7:52 p.m. ET
Can the Lions win the battle in the kicking game against Seattle on Sunday? It's no small story line in an interesting NFC matchup. 

Lions add WR Robiskie to replace Burleson

Posted Oct. 24, 2012 @ 5:43 p.m. ET
The Lions placed WR Nate Burleson on injured reserve and signed WR Brian Robiskie.

Tuesday's 60-second rant: CB Tillman shuts down Megatron

Posted Oct. 23, 2012 @ 4:06 p.m. ET
Bears CB Charles Tillman has been anything but a liability in Chicago this season.

NFC North Spin cycle: Peterson carries load as Ponder slumps

Posted Oct. 23, 2012 @ 3:03 p.m. ET
Things continued looking up for the Bears, Vikings and Packers in Week Seven after victories over the Lions, Cardinals and Rams, respectively.

Burleson breaks leg, out for season

Posted Oct. 23, 2012 @ 1 a.m. ET
Lions WR Nate Burleson broke his right leg in the third quarter of Monday night's game in Chicago and will miss the rest of the season.

Cutler shakes off injury as Bears beat Lions

Posted Oct. 23, 2012 @ 12:01 a.m. ET
Brandon Marshall scored the Bears' lone touchdown and the defense forced four turnovers as Chicago beat Detroit 13-7 on Monday night.

Lions' RB duo hopes dashed, but Leshoure's play a positive

Posted Oct. 20, 2012 @ 10:32 a.m. ET
The Lions' planned Jahvid Best-Mikel Leshoure RB tandem hasn't been together in a single game, but Leshoure has begun to settle in. 

Lions bring back CB Smith

Posted Oct. 18, 2012 @ 10:55 a.m. ET
The Lions signed CB Alphonso Smith and released RB Keiland Williams, the team announced Thursday.

Lions RB Best not cleared to play

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 6:24 p.m. ET
Lions RB Jahvid Best has not been cleared for contact by doctors, the team announced Monday.

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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