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.