Skip to content

Nick Fairley’s marijuana possession court date postponed

Wild Card Playoffs - Detroit Lions v New Orleans Saints Getty Images

Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley will have to wait a little longer to find out what, if any, punishment he’ll receive on misdemeanor marijuana possession charges.

Fairley was due to be arraigned on Tuesday, but the court date has been pushed back to July 31st. According to the Detroit Free Press, Fairley’s lawyer requested the delay so that he could have more time to review the case. Fairley was arrested in early April after police found marijuana during a traffic stop.

The Mobile-Press Register reports that Fairley’s attorney, Sidney Harrell Jr., told the court that Fairley is in the NFL’s substance abuse program and that he has passed a drug test since his arrest. He’ll be taking several more drug tests as part of the program and he’ll have some teammates keeping him company. Running back Mikel Leshoure and offensive tackle Johnny Culbreath have also been arrested on marijuana charges this offseason.

Fairley could also face a suspension from the league, but his status as a first offender could help him avoid that fate.

Permalink 16 Comments Feed for comments Latest Stories in: Detroit Lions, Home, Rumor Mill
16 Responses to “Nick Fairley’s marijuana possession court date postponed”
  1. cowhawkfan says: May 15, 2012 10:42 AM

    Please explain to me how these idiots get caught? You have three players on the dame team busted with pot during the off season? I know lots Of people who smoke pot but NEVER get caught. Are they driving down the road with smoke billowing out the window? If you smoke pot at home it in a private place, you should rarely, if ever, get busted. Stupid, stupid, stupid!!

  2. bdawkins20 says: May 15, 2012 11:13 AM

    i honestly believe these guys ae getting more stupid as years go by. ug nick like pot ug. if this was you or i, we would be in jail by now.

  3. monosylab1k says: May 15, 2012 11:31 AM

    stupidity + arrogance = this

  4. kathyisintheroom says: May 15, 2012 11:33 AM

    If he was still in Bama this would never have happened. The police and schools there protect their “professional” players.

    And since it is inevitable that one or more of the resident mental dwarfs here will make some assinine comment about how “Fairly didn’t go to Bama, he went to Auburn”, let me say thank you for enlightening me.

  5. olcap says: May 15, 2012 11:33 AM

    Please explain to me why these idiots never go to jail. You or me, in the same circumstance, would be rotting away in a jail cell, yet celebrities of all stripes don’t even spend an hour in the slammer. Unfair, unfair, unfair!

  6. lolb23 says: May 15, 2012 11:38 AM

    Please explain to me how these idiots get caught?
    __________________________________

    All 3 are still kids. They’ll learn. At that age I drove around w it all the time too. Just not in a 50k tinted out Escalade.

  7. cincyhokie says: May 15, 2012 11:55 AM

    olcap says:
    May 15, 2012 11:33 AM

    Please explain to me why these idiots never go to jail. You or me, in the same circumstance, would be rotting away in a jail cell, yet celebrities of all stripes don’t even spend an hour in the slammer. Unfair, unfair, unfair!

    ————————————————-

    If you’re serving jail time for a marijuana possession misdemeanor, you need to move out of your current state! Nobody’s “rotting away” in a jail cell for possessing marijauana.

  8. simplyapple2 says: May 15, 2012 12:18 PM

    They’re on top of the world with no worries and a big fat silver spoon in their mouth with everyone telling them how amazing they are is HOW! If Roger GOOFell would do something about this problem as he does about every other little incident you wouldn’t have this happening. They would be scared to. I agree if it were you or I we would lose our jobs, especially if I was in the public spotlight. BOYs will be BOYs.

  9. cameron poe says: May 15, 2012 12:24 PM

    Kathy,

    First off, he is not “professional”. He is actually a professional football player. The quotes imply that he is not really a professional football player.

    Second, players are arrested all the time in Alabama for committing crimes and doing stupid things. Case and point, the recent arrest of Rolando McClain. Regardless of if they played for Auburn of Alabama.

    So, I guess in your attempt to make a Bama folks look silly and ass backwards was really just a way to show your own ignorance. Therefore, you are the mental dwarf you speak so fondly of.

  10. skrappie32 says: May 15, 2012 1:18 PM

    what’s even more stupid marijuana is legal in Detroit with a perx. so worst case senerio why didnt they just go to a doctor and say hay in need so an so and make it lagit.

  11. jasncondit says: May 15, 2012 1:38 PM

    monosylab1k says:
    May 15, 2012 11:31 AM
    stupidity + arrogance = this

    ________________________

    Your mom plus the mailman = you

    Turns out everything is ok because who you thought was dad was also the same mailman.

    Sorry for the scare bro!…lol

  12. lolb23 says: May 15, 2012 1:49 PM

    kathyisintheroom says: May 15, 2012 11:33 AM

    And since it is inevitable that one or more of the resident mental dwarfs here will make some assinine comment about how “Fairly didn’t go to Bama, he went to Auburn”, let me say thank you for enlightening me.
    __________________________________

    The power to see into the future…

    The wherewithal to freak out on others over nothing but your own imagination…

    and a total smart ass?

    Is this a dumb question, or you available?

  13. hyzers says: May 15, 2012 2:04 PM

    If he was still in Bama this would never have happened. The police and schools there protect their “professional” players.

    And since it is inevitable that one or more of the resident mental dwarfs here will make some assinine comment about how “Fairly didn’t go to Bama, he went to Auburn”, let me say thank you for enlightening me.

    ———————————————-

    You know that Fairley was in Bama when he got arrested?

  14. raylangivens2 says: May 15, 2012 2:05 PM

    olcap says: May 15, 2012 11:33 AM

    Please explain to me why these idiots never go to jail. You or me, in the same circumstance, would be rotting away in a jail cell, yet celebrities of all stripes don’t even spend an hour in the slammer. Unfair, unfair, unfair!

    —————

    Who is rotting away in a cell for simple marijuana possession? You pay a fine and move on, that goes for everybody, celebrity or not.

  15. nflfollower says: May 15, 2012 2:22 PM

    First time offender? Why even mention the word suspension? First time offense equals entrance into the NFL substance abuse program, nothing more, nothing less.

  16. kathyisintheroom says: May 15, 2012 2:34 PM

    To each of you mental dwarfs that proved my point………….. thank you for being such easy prey.

    FYI:
    comment about BAMA and the police and schools there protecting their “professional” players is a shot at Alabama and Auburn and the “gifts”, “under table payments” , etc. that everyone says goes on at those schools.

    Thanks for being gullible AND stupid!

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!