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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 QB Stafford is back and DT Williams is out

Posted Sept. 27, 2012 @ 11:36 p.m. ET
The Lions got a boost on offense with Matthew Stafford's return to practice but DT Corey Williams is out Sunday after knee surgery.

Lions DT Williams out 'week-to-week' after knee surgery

Posted Sept. 27, 2012 @ 1:28 p.m. ET
Lions DT Corey Williams underwent knee surgery earlier this week and will miss Sunday’s game against the Vikings, the team’s website reported.

Lions DT Fairley seeks to settle Ala. charges

Posted Sept. 26, 2012 @ 3:39 p.m. ET
An attorney for Nick Fairley asked a judge to approve a pre-trial diversion program instead of putting the player on trial facing charges of drunken-driving.

Lions place P Graham on I.R.

Posted Sept. 25, 2012 @ 6:54 p.m. ET
The Lions placed P Ben Graham on injured reserve and signed veteran P Nick Harris.

NFC North Spin cycle: Week Three

Posted Sept. 25, 2012 @ 12:16 p.m. ET
Surprise, surprise: the Vikings are tied for the division lead. We take a closer look at Minnesota in the NFC North "Spin cycle." 

Schwartz open for questioning in Lions' loss

Posted Sept. 24, 2012 @ 3:50 a.m. ET
Jim Schwartz's end-of-game coaching brings up some issues with the Lions, the Titans win in spite of C.J., plus more from a wacky Week Three.

Titans get first win in wild game vs. Lions

Posted Sept. 23, 2012 @ 5:20 p.m. ET
Rob Bironas kicked a 26-yard field goal in overtime, and the Titans stopped backup quarterback Shaun Hill on fourth-and-1 to finally pull out a 44-41 win.

Key matchup: Lions run defense vs. Titans running game

Posted Sept. 22, 2012 @ 12:01 p.m. ET
Can the Lions keep Titans RB Chris Johnson in check? They have to think they can, writes PFW's Mike Wilkening in today's key matchup. 

Lions place Florence on I.R. with designation to return

Posted Sept. 19, 2012 @ 5:32 p.m. ET
The Lions placed CB Drayton Florence on the injured-reserve list with the designation to return.

Lions claim CB Murphy

Posted Sept. 18, 2012 @ 5:21 p.m. ET
The Lions claimed CB Jerome Murphy off waivers from the Saints and released CB Kevin Barnes.

Lions CB Florence breaks forearm

Posted Sept. 18, 2012 @ 11:17 a.m. ET
Lions CB Drayton Florence broke his right forearm in Sunday’s loss to the 49ers.

NFC North Spin cycle: Week Two

Posted Sept. 17, 2012 @ 6:01 p.m. ET
Here is our team-by-team take on the state of the NFC North following Week Two.

Davis' two TDs help put Niners past Lions

Posted Sept. 17, 2012 @ 1:06 a.m. ET
Vernon Davis caught touchdown passes of 21 and 23 yards from Alex Smith, and San Francisco beat the Lions 27-19.

Lions' TE tandem can stress defenses

Posted Sept. 13, 2012 @ 10:39 p.m. ET
The Lions' TE tandem of Brandon Pettigrew and Tony Scheffler can be tough for defenses to deal with, the way we hear it.

Key matchup: Niners interior offensive line vs. Lions DTs

Posted Sept. 11, 2012 @ 5:22 p.m. ET
Tuesday's “Key Matchup” focuses on the Niners' interior O-line vs. the Lions DTs in this Sunday’s game in San Francisco.

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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