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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

Report: Lions RB Best expected to start 2012 on PUP list

Posted Aug. 15, 2012 @ 12:18 p.m. ET
Lions RB Jahvid Best will likely begin the season on the physically-unable-to-perform list.

Lions' running game performs well in preseason opener

Posted Aug. 12, 2012 @ 2:42 p.m. ET
The Lions’ running game started the preseason on a positive note, with Detroit racking up 198 yards vs. Cleveland.  

Detroit safety Delmas has knee surgery

Posted Aug. 08, 2012 @ 10:12 a.m. ET
Lions S Louis Delmas, who has not practiced in a week, had surgery on his left knee Tuesday.

Avril signs tender, reports to Lions' camp

Posted Aug. 05, 2012 @ 1:17 p.m. ET
Lions DE Cliff Avril ended his holdout Sunday, signing his one-year, $10.6 million franchise tender and reporting to training camp.

Leshoure, Simpson are names to file away

Posted Aug. 04, 2012 @ 10:04 a.m. ET
Mike Wilkening offers fantasy scouting reports on Mikel Leshoure and Jerome Simpson, who will each miss the start of the season.

Fairley's hearing delayed until Nov. 27

Posted July 31, 2012 @ 7:22 p.m. ET
Lions DT Nick Fairley’s hearing for a marijuana possession charge has been delayed until Nov. 27.

Lions GM Mayhew expects Best to 'eventually' be cleared

Posted July 31, 2012 @ 9:34 a.m. ET
Lions GM Martin Mayhew told reporters Tuesday that he expects RB Jahvid Best (concussions) to be cleared to play at some point.

Lions OLT Backus sustains thumb injury

Posted July 28, 2012 @ 4:12 p.m. ET
Lions OLT Jeff Backus injured his thumb and did not return to Saturday's practice.

Lions place RB Best on PUP list

Posted July 27, 2012 @ 3:33 p.m. ET
Lions RB Jahvid Best has not been cleared for contact and he will begin training camp on the active/physically-unable-to-perform list.

Lions' Suh sued for more than $1 million

Posted July 26, 2012 @ 7:18 p.m. ET
Lions DT Ndamukong Suh is being sued for more than $1 million in an Oregon court by a passenger in a one-car accident involving Suh last December.

Lions sign CB Coleman

Posted July 25, 2012 @ 6:13 p.m. ET
The Lions have signed CB Drew Coleman, the club's official website reported Wednesday.

Lions sign CB-RS Miller

Posted July 25, 2012 @ 2:27 p.m. ET
The Lions agreed to terms with CB Justin Miller, who last played in an NFL game in 2009.

Lions add OT Scott

Posted July 24, 2012 @ 4:07 p.m. ET
The Lions signed former Steelers OT Jonathan Scott on Tuesday and released OT Johnny Culbreath.

Ex-Lion Berry apologizes, will enter substance-abuse program

Posted July 23, 2012 @ 9:20 p.m. ET
Former Lions CB Aaron Berry apologized Monday after a second offseason arrest ended his career with the club.

Penn State discipline becomes NFL's warning shot

Posted July 23, 2012 @ 2:11 p.m. ET
The NFL could stand to learn a few valuable lessons from the Penn State tragedy and realize that the league is not impervious from a similar fall.

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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