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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

NFC North Spin cycle: Are Packers back now?

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 4:27 p.m. ET
The Packers' convincing win over the previously undefeated Texans was the NFC North's highlight attraction in Week Six action.

Ravens, Lions in trouble despite big wins

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 3:34 p.m. ET
The Ravens and Lions earned big wins but left some big questions unanswered; two key Cowboys slip up; and are the Patriots still clutch?

Lions come from behind to stun Eagles

Posted Oct. 14, 2012 @ 5:58 p.m. ET
Jason Hanson kicked a 45-yard field goal in overtime and the Lions overcame a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Eagles 26-23 on Sunday.

Hanson knows opposition itching to face Lions' special teams

Posted Oct. 12, 2012 @ 8:34 p.m. ET
Lions PK Jason Hanson knows teams will be eager to face Detroit's special teams after some recent breakdowns. 

Suh will not be ticketed for traffic incident

Posted Oct. 12, 2012 @ 1:11 p.m. ET
Lions DT Ndamukong Suh will not receive a ticket for allegedly sideswiping another vehicle early Thursday morning.

Alex Karras: A football player and actor, too

Posted Oct. 11, 2012 @ 6:54 p.m. ET
Alex Karras is best remembered for his acting but as a player he was one of the most dominant interior linemen of the 1950s and ’60s.

Alex Karras, former NFL lineman, actor, dies at 77

Posted Oct. 10, 2012 @ 11:06 a.m. ET
Alex Karras, the rugged lineman who anchored the Lions' defense in the 1960s before going on to an acting career died Wednesday.

Lions looking healthier after open date

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 10:03 p.m. ET
Louis Delmas and Cliff Avril were on the practice field, looking healthy after a much-needed open date for the Lions.

Former Lions great Karras' condition worsens

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 11:58 a.m. ET
Alex Karras' condition has deteriorated and the NFL team he played for is extending its sympathies.

NFC North Spin cycle: Week Five

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 3:20 p.m. ET
After winning Sunday, the 4-1 Vikings and Bears hold a two-game advantage over the 2-3 Packers in the NFC North.

Lions' problems much deeper than awful special teams

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 10:27 a.m. ET
The way we hear it, Detroit’s dismal special-teams play might be indicative of a deeper problem beneath the surface.

NFC North Spin cycle: Week Four

Posted Oct. 02, 2012 @ 12:33 p.m. ET
The surprising Vikings took hold of the NFC North one-fourth of the way through the season with a big win at Detroit.

Jets add former Lions CB Berry

Posted Oct. 01, 2012 @ 3:51 p.m. ET
The Jets signed former Lions CB Aaron Berry to a two-year deal.

Two return TDs help lift Vikings past Lions

Posted Sept. 30, 2012 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
Percy Harvin returned the opening kickoff 105 yards for a touchdown, helping the Vikings beat the Lions 20-13 Sunday.

Lions' special-teams coverage again an issue to watch

Posted Sept. 29, 2012 @ 2:12 p.m. ET
The Lions' special-teams coverage was victimized by some bad luck in a loss at Tennessee, but it was also outexecuted. 

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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