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More red flags for Nick Fairley: He’s irresponsible, too

Auburn defensive tackle Nick Fairley’s draft stock has allegedly dropped since the end of the college season, when he was considered in most circles to be the Panthers’ likely choice at No. 1 overall.

The “one-year wonder” label is understandable. Fairley spent two seasons at Auburn, and was productive in only one of them. Fairley’s on-field effort has also been questioned. What we never quite fully grasped were character concerns, mostly because there was nothing specific to make them believable.

Now, there is.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on SportsCenter Wednesday morning that Fairley has exhibited irresponsible decision making throughout the pre-draft process. Fairley missed his flight to Indianapolis for February’s Scouting Combine, skipped a meeting with a team there, and was also late to a team meeting at Auburn’s Pro Day.

We suppose it’s for all the above reasons that NFL teams are “privately comparing” Fairley to Albert Haynesworth.

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35 Responses to “More red flags for Nick Fairley: He’s irresponsible, too”
  1. marvsleezy says: Apr 13, 2011 12:52 PM

    Whose head did he stomp on?

  2. hobartbaker says: Apr 13, 2011 12:55 PM

    Not to overlook the brown poop stains from playing at Auburn.

  3. mattsffrd says: Apr 13, 2011 12:56 PM

    Fairley and Bowers are going slide down the draft board hard

  4. tombradyswig says: Apr 13, 2011 12:58 PM

    We suppose it’s for all the above reasons that NFL teams are “privately comparing” Fairley to Albert Haynesworth.

    No one deserves to be compared to that fat slob haynesworthless!!!

  5. jameswestphal says: Apr 13, 2011 12:59 PM

    Good thing he wants be a pro football player and not something that actually matters.

  6. myspaceyourface says: Apr 13, 2011 1:02 PM

    This is why a rookie wage scale needs put in place.

    Make them earn a roster spot. Make them earn the big pay day.

  7. commoncents says: Apr 13, 2011 1:04 PM

    He just needs a good mentor, like Ray Lewis or somebody.

  8. dldavidlong says: Apr 13, 2011 1:13 PM

    is that all you dig up on the guy. he misses a three meetings and now he is albert haynesworth

  9. dldavidlong says: Apr 13, 2011 1:18 PM

    smoke screen

  10. dgforreal says: Apr 13, 2011 1:29 PM

    And yet this guy will still make millions.

  11. dgforreal says: Apr 13, 2011 1:30 PM

    is that all you dig up on the guy. he misses a three meetings and now he is albert haynesworth

    Possibly 3 of the biggest meetings of his life. I don’t see how this can’t raise red flags.

  12. lonespeed says: Apr 13, 2011 1:32 PM

    I heard from a reputable guy I ran into on the street that he killed a kitten when he was 12. I would not touch that guy.

  13. weswelkerspornstash says: Apr 13, 2011 1:35 PM

    I would avoid meeting with the Bengals too

  14. chargerdillon says: Apr 13, 2011 1:35 PM

    A 20 year old who’s been treated like a rockstar for the last few years of his life and knows he’s going to be entitled to several million dollars just to do what he’d probably want to do anyways is irresponsible?

    Did he steal any laptops?

  15. psuphinphan says: Apr 13, 2011 1:35 PM

    LMAO at Commoncents!! Priceless! He won’t drop Minnesota though – and probably not past Tennessee.

  16. northeastern31 says: Apr 13, 2011 1:38 PM

    Bad for him – good for the team that picks him. The kid has potential….

  17. galvestontexans says: Apr 13, 2011 1:42 PM

    I think he will still go top 10

  18. tv426 says: Apr 13, 2011 1:44 PM

    The second coming of Andre Smith.

  19. phinheads says: Apr 13, 2011 1:47 PM

    man i wish i knew what skeletons the PFT reps have in their closet.

  20. theshakeweight says: Apr 13, 2011 1:52 PM

    He reminds me of Gerard Warren the year he came out.

  21. jackfnburton says: Apr 13, 2011 1:55 PM

    Cool. So maybe he’ll drop to #10 and the Redskins can pay him $100 million to sit on the bench and pout.

  22. thompgk says: Apr 13, 2011 2:00 PM

    Evan Silva with another article bashing an Auburn draftee.

    I think you average a good anti-Fairley article about once a week.

  23. thompgk says: Apr 13, 2011 2:03 PM

    So why hasn’t anyone questioned the productivity of Marcell Dareus? He was abysmal last year but he is supposedly the safest pick in the draft, at least according to Evan Silva and his nookniks.

    In his three years at Alabama he still wasn’t as productive as one season with Fairley.

    Also, Fairley showed significant flashes last year too. He redshirted the year before that at JUCO>

    People need to let the whole “one year wonder” thing go.

  24. sterling7 says: Apr 13, 2011 2:17 PM

    is that all you dig up on the guy. he misses a three meetings and now he is albert haynesworth

    No……………Nick Fairley is an idiot-moron. On top of that what kind of idiot think’s there’s nothing wrong about missing three meetings that will decide his fate in life. Only a real dumbass could do something like this. Now he’ll have to be with some team that will babysit and breastfeed him into adulthood. I had this feeling after seeing him on the NFL Network that he was (is) a real stupid character. What kind of people would hire this meathead in the real world-no one. Don’t believe me, try being late for a job interview?

  25. duffer58 says: Apr 13, 2011 2:51 PM

    Seriously can we see what classes he and Cam took at Auburn?

  26. Mike Tomlin says: Apr 13, 2011 3:18 PM

    I’m Fairley certain he will be a bust…

  27. thefiesty1 says: Apr 13, 2011 3:27 PM

    Help me, I fallen down and can’t get up! His stock is falling but some team will take a flyer just to get a couple of years out of a Haynesworth clone.

  28. Deb says: Apr 13, 2011 3:46 PM

    @dldavidlong …

    He was a beast on the field last season, but he also drew a lot of flags for ridiculous personal-foul penalties. Again … that’s irresponsible. Anyone can get caught up in the game or in making a play and draw the flag. But it would be different if the fouls were for on-the-line penalties. They weren’t. The stuff he did was blatant enough that Chizik was running onto the field screaming bloody murder at him in some cases. If he can’t discipline himself to come to meetings and follow the rules, he won’t be an asset to his team.

  29. thespeaker08 says: Apr 13, 2011 5:17 PM

    I’ll call him irresponsible. I’ll call him undependable too. Unpredictable, impractical, he’s also incline to pursue rainbows.

    But it’s undeniable that he’s probably also irresponsibly mad for you…

    Frank Sinatra allusion anyone?

  30. oldbyrd says: Apr 13, 2011 5:45 PM

    Hey Fairly, not to worry, The Union will always be there to protect you no matter what you do.

  31. elmarkleo says: Apr 13, 2011 5:46 PM

    So what you’re saying is that the next PFT mock will have him going to the ‘Skins at 10?

  32. slobberknockered says: Apr 13, 2011 5:57 PM

    NFL Network’s Game Changer with Fairley and Dareus was LOL. Fairley and Dareus were bickering like an old married couple. Steve Mariucci was about to just give up and let them bicker away. It was very funny. Must see TV.

  33. mountaindont says: Apr 13, 2011 5:57 PM

    Chances are this guy didnt have a father in his life. It`s almost always the case with these irresponsible people

  34. dewalt2990 says: Apr 13, 2011 6:03 PM

    Vandenbosch and Suh would whip him into shape.

  35. smokehouse56 says: Apr 14, 2011 12:11 PM

    Sure some team will take a flyer on him. Don’t they all?

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