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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: Week One

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 5:28 p.m. ET
The Packers were a popular pick to win the NFC North, but after one game, they are looking up at the rest of the division.

Lions rally late to beat Rams

Posted Sept. 09, 2012 @ 4:30 p.m. ET
Matthew Stafford threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Smith with 10 seconds left, lifting the Lions to a 27-23 win over the Rams on Sunday.

Rams OLT Saffold carted off

Posted Sept. 09, 2012 @ 3:52 p.m. ET
Rams OLT Rodger Saffold was carted off the field on a stretcher in the Week One game against the Lions.

Florence a logical addition for Detroit

Posted Sept. 07, 2012 @ 10:09 a.m. ET
Whether the Lions are deep and talented enough in the secondary will be something to watch, but ex-Bronco Drayton Florence bolsters their depth.

Vanden Bosch restructures salary to help Lions

Posted Sept. 06, 2012 @ 12:24 p.m. ET
Veteran DE Kyle Vanden Bosch reportedly restructured his contract Thursday to give the Lions much-needed salary-cap relief.

Report: CB Florence to sign with Lions

Posted Sept. 02, 2012 @ 1:59 p.m. ET
Multiple reports said that CB Drayton Florence, who was cut by the Broncos on Friday, will sign with the Lions on Sunday.

Lions cut CB Smith, DT Fluellen, DE Brown

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 7:26 p.m. ET
The Lions cut veteran CB Alphonso Smith, DT Andre Fluellen and DE Everette Brown.

Lions place RB Best on PUP list

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 4:28 p.m. ET
The Lions announced Monday that they have placed RB Jahvid Best and CB Chris Greenwood on the reserve/physically unable to perform list.

Report: Hanson keeps Lions PK job

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 12:20 p.m. ET
According to the Lions' website, Jason Hanson has won the team's PK competition with rookie Derek Dimke.

Lions' Young a pass rusher on the rise

Posted Aug. 26, 2012 @ 3:32 p.m. ET
Lions DE Willie Young, a third-year pro from North Carolina State, has emerged as a solid pass rusher off the bench for Detroit.

Lions QB Stafford injures left hand

Posted Aug. 25, 2012 @ 9:05 p.m. ET
Lions QB Matthew Stafford left in the second quarter of a preseason game against the Raiders with an injury to his left, non-throwing hand.

Lions sign Osgood

Posted Aug. 22, 2012 @ 11:29 p.m. ET
The Lions signed special-teamer Kassim Osgood, the former Jaguar confirmed on Twitter.

Lions claim DT Skinner on waivers

Posted Aug. 21, 2012 @ 9:12 a.m. ET
The Lions claimed rookie DT Bobby Skinner on waivers from the Giants, multiple media outlets reported.

Report: Ex-Lions CB Berry facing three-game suspension

Posted Aug. 20, 2012 @ 4:11 p.m. ET
Former Lions CB Aaron Berry was suspended three games for violating the league’s personal-conduct policy, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported.

Lions sign OG Nagy, place CB Coleman on I.R.

Posted Aug. 17, 2012 @ 10:27 a.m. ET
The Lions have claimed ex-Cowboys OG-C Bill Nagy off waivers after he was released following ankle surgery earlier in the week.

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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