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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 DT Fairley on I.R.

Posted Dec. 19, 2012 @ 12:16 p.m. ET
The Lions placed second-year DT Nick Fairley on injured reserve and signed DT Ogemdi Nwagbuo.

Marijuana charge against Lions DT Fairley dismissed

Posted Dec. 04, 2012 @ 6:24 p.m. ET
A misdemeanor marijuana charge against Lions DT Nick Fairley was dismissed on Tuesday.

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.

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.

Fairley pleads not guilty; requests to attend symposium

Posted June 28, 2012 @ 3:47 p.m. ET
Lions DT Nick Fairley plead not guilty to misdemeanor charges of DUI and attempting to elude police in Mobile, Ala.

Lions' Fairley apologizes after arrests

Posted June 08, 2012 @ 9:17 a.m. ET
Lions DT Nick Fairley, arrested twice since April, apologized Friday on his Facebook page.

Fairley's off-field incidents a primary concern

Posted June 01, 2012 @ 11:24 a.m. ET
Lions DT Nick Fairley has looked the part in OTAs. But his off-field concerns are the story right now.

Lions DT Fairley faces June 28 arraignment

Posted May 30, 2012 @ 3:26 p.m. ET
Lions DT Nick Fairley, arrested Sunday for attempting to elude police and DUI, will be arraigned in Mobile (Ala.) County Court on June 28, the county’s circuit clerk said.

Lions DT Fairley arrested on DUI charge

Posted May 27, 2012 @ 6:49 p.m. ET
Lions DT Nick Fairley has been arrested in Alabama on charges of driving under the influence and attempting to elude police.

Brown: Marijuana use among players widespread

Posted May 18, 2012 @ 10:11 p.m. ET
The marijuana arrests of three Lions players doesn’t shock ex-Detroit OT Lomas Brown,  who believes it's indicative of a larger problem.

Lions' Fairley arrested on drug charge

Posted April 03, 2012 @ 4:58 p.m. ET
Lions DT Nick Fairley was arrested on second-degree marijuana charges in Alabama after police pulled him over for speeding.

Lions' skill apparent, as is need for discipline

Posted Dec. 06, 2011 @ 2:16 a.m. ET
The Lions have the talent to compete with the NFC's best, and at 7-5 they remain primary playoff contenders, but more discipline is needed as they enter the final quarter.

Who will fill Suh's void in Lions' front four?

Posted Dec. 03, 2011 @ 10:25 p.m. ET
With DT Ndamukong Suh's two-game suspension upheld, the focus turns to who will step up to replace him.

A recap of Friday's NFL fines

Posted Nov. 18, 2011 @ 6:24 p.m. ET
Ravens QB Joe Flacco and Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski were among the NFL players fined on Friday.

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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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