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Lions’ Nick Fairley arrested for DUI, eluding police

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For the second time this offseason, Detroit’s 2011 first-round draft pick Nick Fairley has been arrested in Mobile, Alabama.

Fairley was arrested early this morning for driving under the influence and attempting to elude police, WALA in Alabama reports.

Alabama State Troopers told the TV station that Fairley was arrested shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday on I-10. In addition to the DUI and eluding police charges, Fairley was written tickets for reckless driving, no proof of insurance and having an open container of alcohol in his vehicle.

Fairley, who was a local high school star and an All-American at Auburn, posted $1,750 bond and was released at around 9 a.m.

On April 3, Fairley was arrested for marijuana possession. The Lions’ five-member 2011 draft class has now totaled five arrests this year, with Fairley and running back Mikel Leshoure arrested twice each and offensive tackle Johnny Culbreath arrested once. All of the other arrests were for marijuana possession.

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  1. skoobyfl says: May 27, 2012 12:22 PM

    He’s not been treated Fairley.

  2. bettis3636 says: May 27, 2012 12:25 PM

    ANOTHER talent that will go to waste for poor off the field issues… Crazy.. and it always seems to be the same teams… maybe the teams need to reach out more… WILD

  3. travelbavaria says: May 27, 2012 12:25 PM

    Disappoint ? Yes. Surprised. No

    Take a look at this guy’s history.

  4. bagadeez04 says: May 27, 2012 12:25 PM

    Might have been worth it to call a cab?

    I’ll never understand why millionaire athletes can’t call a cab, and refrain from using pot. There’s so much money at stake.

  5. montsta says: May 27, 2012 12:26 PM

    I remember last year when some folks thought this guy could be the Panthers #1 pick over Cam Newton. Thank you baby Jesus for that not happening!!

  6. bchapman2011 says: May 27, 2012 12:26 PM

    Wow this guy is going to be a bust……..The Lions are the new Bengals.

  7. mikelitoris1 says: May 27, 2012 12:26 PM

    Sam Hurd is flabbergasted.

  8. how887 says: May 27, 2012 12:27 PM

    Wow. Burt Reynolds in Smokey and Bandit always got away in Alabama.

  9. cwmorga says: May 27, 2012 12:28 PM

    Most penalized team in the league, apparently both on and off the field.

  10. homelessmole says: May 27, 2012 12:28 PM

    They represent Detroit. What else would you expect?

  11. jbpanthers says: May 27, 2012 12:28 PM

    And the Lions player discipline problems continue.

  12. londonlion81 says: May 27, 2012 12:28 PM

    Well it looks like the counter’s going down to zero again.

  13. tfbuckfutter says: May 27, 2012 12:28 PM

    Splendid group of men you’ve assembled there, Schwartz.

  14. bvanbvan says: May 27, 2012 12:29 PM

    Lions are the scum of the North!

  15. brennankm46 says: May 27, 2012 12:30 PM

    LOLions.

    AGAIN.

  16. pooflingingmonkey says: May 27, 2012 12:30 PM

    So if I understand the math, it looks like Culbreath has a freebie coming?

  17. ksm31311 says: May 27, 2012 12:30 PM

    Leave the brother alone already; he’s just trying to get his swerve on…

  18. jgreeds says: May 27, 2012 12:31 PM

    You stay classy, Detroit.

  19. phillyphever says: May 27, 2012 12:32 PM

    I guess we now know why he slipped to Detroit’s spot last year. What a moron.

  20. sonoco says: May 27, 2012 12:33 PM

    smh . . . OK Lion fans . . . spin it . . . start whining about unfair coverage of your team . . . again. It’s Suhspension time . . . again.

  21. 4thquartermagic says: May 27, 2012 12:34 PM

    After holding the crown of “most players with the longest rap sheet” for years, it may be time for Cincinnati to pass the torch over to Detroit.

  22. jdandcoke says: May 27, 2012 12:34 PM

    you have these three knuckleheads and you also have sociopathic suh…..yeah, they’re realling building something over their in detroit.

    this team will implode within two years because they are not only drafting clowns but also have a clown coaching them. i feel bad for stafford and megatron.

  23. buddybowl69 says: May 27, 2012 12:34 PM

    Guess it’s time to reset that counter.

    To be fair to the rest of the league, maybe there should be a counter just for the Lions, Bengals, Cowboys & Raiders.

    I wonder which counter would always hover near zero?

  24. blackfootkiller says: May 27, 2012 12:34 PM

    Guy seems to care a lot more about getting loaded than he does about his career.

  25. duncanthecat says: May 27, 2012 12:35 PM

    I wish I was invited to the after game parties.

    Maybe this year…

  26. brownsdawg says: May 27, 2012 12:35 PM

    He is just trying to fit in with the state of Michigan.

  27. randallflagg52 says: May 27, 2012 12:35 PM

    Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the new Bengals!

  28. Soulman45 says: May 27, 2012 12:35 PM

    THE GREAT DETROIT LIONS
    Have a lot of work to do I am a fan but these players need some time away from football they have life problem if it take a few game to get their head on straight so be it.
    Every body won’t to win but life come first he could kill someone with this stuff it sound like he was running from the police where he think he was going but to jail.

  29. cletusvandam says: May 27, 2012 12:35 PM

    At what point are the teams that collect/keep/defend these guys held accountable for their repeat arrests?

  30. nlombardi117 says: May 27, 2012 12:36 PM

    what a clown

  31. duanethomas says: May 27, 2012 12:36 PM

    This guy has no clue about hard work and what it takes to be a professional football player. He will be a bust.

  32. ebr362 says: May 27, 2012 12:37 PM

    I wonder if teams he had a predraft red flag on him that the lions ignored…..Mr Fairley, meet Mr Goodell…….Dumb Ass!

  33. playin2x says: May 27, 2012 12:37 PM

    What a tool … How much is a cab in bama 20 – 30 bucks … Come on u cheap ass u deserve to be cut for ur continuous stupidity … What a waste of talent for booze lol

  34. nypd1056 says: May 27, 2012 12:38 PM

    AND THE ARREST CLOCK RESETS TO ZERO

  35. 1buckeye76 says: May 27, 2012 12:38 PM

    same old Lions

  36. k0mbucha says: May 27, 2012 12:38 PM

    Unbelievably poor decisions by Fairley. Lions GM Martin Mayhew made a comment recently that a potential draftee’s character concerns wouldn’t play in his decision to draft that player……well considering 5 players from the 2011 draft class are facing league suspension(s) I’m pretty sure he’s regretting it as his job could potentially be on the line.

  37. erbsdad says: May 27, 2012 12:39 PM

    The two players that were being counted on to improve our team the most have been arrested 4 times.

  38. gadzod says: May 27, 2012 12:40 PM

    Send him to jail. It’s not like he can’t afford a taxi or someone to drive for him.

  39. canetic says: May 27, 2012 12:40 PM

    Drew Brees wants an explanation

  40. iamthorny says: May 27, 2012 12:41 PM

    What was Fairley to do? The only teammate he could’ve called for a ride was Ndamakong which may have been actually worse than what he ultimately chose.

  41. offthelows says: May 27, 2012 12:41 PM

    Better reset the counter. 18 days was pretty good

  42. arlingtonsynn says: May 27, 2012 12:41 PM

    Can’t believe I am suggesting this… but anything think he would be better off spending his offseason in Detroit?

    The probability of dying as a tourist in Alabama increases during the summer as either Rolando McClain shoots at you or Nick Fairley runs you over.

  43. teamnorsecore says: May 27, 2012 12:44 PM

    Cue the annoying Packer fan/rubes who will throw their comments out there blaming the team and the fan base for some reason…….hell, they might even blame the Vikings for this arrest too?!?!?

  44. noeffinway says: May 27, 2012 12:48 PM

    I have lost all faith in Fairley after this latest screw up.

    But before you all start trashing the Lions take a look at the number of arrests YOUR team has since the year 2000:

    Vikings – 38 arrests
    Packers – 17
    Bears – 21
    Lions – 12

  45. texanfan53 says: May 27, 2012 12:49 PM

    And to think I was upset when the Texans passed him and took JJ Watt instead. lol

  46. lgw91s says: May 27, 2012 12:49 PM

    I like his police photo. I don’t think the police confiscated all of his pot on the first arrest.

  47. mmcdan133 says: May 27, 2012 12:51 PM

    Detroit under 9.5 wins…..easiest money on the board this year.

  48. CKL says: May 27, 2012 12:51 PM

    All you people commenting on taxis, did they remove that “free ride no questions asked” program when they dd the new CBA? I’m guessing no. So doubly despicable to drive drunk or high when there is less than no reason to…ever.

  49. woodyg says: May 27, 2012 12:53 PM

    Come on LOLion Fans —- Need to hear all the excuses again. —- Drunks, pot-heads, angry sucker-punchers, dirtiest player in the league, etc. —- Have I missed anything?

    Only goes to prove that an organization will draft & sign nearly anyone to improve from an 0-16 record. Unfortunately, the Lions one year of respectability (record wise) will end in 2012.

  50. toegoat says: May 27, 2012 12:55 PM

    this is proof that suh is THE dirtiest player in sports history

  51. jessethegreat says: May 27, 2012 12:56 PM

    Typical Lions these days.
    Barry Sanders would be ashamed.
    He’d be so ashamed he’d quit and pout for a decade about how Detroit wouldn’t let him win like his daddy Emmitt did in Dallas

  52. minnysoda says: May 27, 2012 12:56 PM

    Lions criminals on and off the field. I heard they are trying to sign Rae Ott Carruth

  53. bick54 says: May 27, 2012 12:56 PM

    @kombucha

    You nailed it.

    The GM / Owner / coach that brings in multiple “questionable character” players…who surprisingly continue on with their off-field issues…and then are not held accountable by the team…are the real culprits here.

    I’m not talking about the one-off player that hasn’t grown up enough to keep from self-destructing. But when it’s multiple players…it’s a much bigger issue than the players themselves.

  54. cowboyhater says: May 27, 2012 12:57 PM

    The lions will be a complete train wreck this year. The players, and coach are dirty and it shows off and on the field. Drunk driving should be catagorized as attempted man slaughter, and the punishment should be a mandatory jail sentence. We all have cell phones, and friends. When you are out drinking both should be used.

  55. packattack1967 says: May 27, 2012 12:58 PM

    Beginning with their head coach the Lions are a klustershtoop that will not go very far.

  56. noeffinway says: May 27, 2012 1:07 PM

    packattack1967,

    check your teams arrest numbers since 2000. seems the Lions are just trying to catch the rest of the NFC North.

  57. mikebrownistheworstownerinprosports says: May 27, 2012 1:09 PM

    Good luck, Lions fans. Once you get that reputation, PFT will never let it go. They will report every arrest, every former player arrested, and every player you sign that ever had a brush with the law. It never stops.

    Nate Webster, a guy who played 4 games with the Bengals and 95 games with the Bucs and Broncos became EX-BENGAL NATE WEBSTER when he was arrested years after playing in Cincy. Smh.

  58. beastup22 says: May 27, 2012 1:10 PM

    I wonder what kin of car he has, because when I was in high school I successfully eluded police multiple times in my moms Volvo station wagon. He is an idiot got himself a couple of extra charges thrown in for nothing.

  59. frankrizzo51 says: May 27, 2012 1:14 PM

    Glad he’s smiling in his mugshot. This guy is a tool and is going to end up killing somebody.

  60. tjacks7 says: May 27, 2012 1:15 PM

    I heard Jim Schwartz was riding shotgun.

  61. miamimike1 says: May 27, 2012 1:16 PM

    To the person who gave the stats on arrests since 2000. The only problem with that is 11 out of the 12 lions arrested happened since 2011 lol.

  62. billhicks666 says: May 27, 2012 1:17 PM

    jessethegreat says:

    “…Barry Sanders would be ashamed.
    He’d be so ashamed he’d quit and pout for a decade about how Detroit wouldn’t let him win like his daddy Emmitt did in Dallas.”

    For the record, Emmitt Smith couldn’t sniff Barry Sanders’ jock. If Sanders had had the O-Line blocking for him that Emmitt Smith always had when he was in Dallas, he would have put the all-time rushing record out of reach, and then retired.

  63. eaglessuperfan says: May 27, 2012 1:18 PM

    Bonehead

  64. seahawkhuskyfan says: May 27, 2012 1:20 PM

    Crazy!! My top 2 places to be in this country.
    1. Detroit
    2. Alabama

    Can’t these guys hire some normal dude to just hang out with and make sure they don’t do something totally stupid. I mean I know these guys aren’t engineers but wow. Get a clue

  65. jredshoes says: May 27, 2012 1:23 PM

    In the immortal words of the immortal Herm Edwards”Stay at home..,,,,nothing good happens after midnight!”

  66. effjohntaylornorelation says: May 27, 2012 1:23 PM

    Seems like he is really getting “it”

  67. rcali says: May 27, 2012 1:25 PM

    Strike Two……three…..four…..five. Man he racked up a lot of items on this arrest.

  68. dacapt704 says: May 27, 2012 1:26 PM

    And to think that many fans here in Charlotte wanted the Panthers to take this clown over Cam last year #1….smh…SO GLAD GM Hurney stuck to his gut

  69. kgun80 says: May 27, 2012 1:31 PM

    I hope the city of Detroit has a winner.. I’m not a lions fan but ya gotta feel for the city. But.. between Fairleys off field issues and Suh’s on field issues.. The lions will need to score 40 every game. Which is possible. But as we always see Defenses win Championships,and playing in the North you need a Defense!

  70. cubano76 says: May 27, 2012 1:34 PM

    At some point, the Head Coach is going to get the finger pointed at him. These behaviors simply can’t continue. It’s going to give the city of Detroit a bad name for goodness sakes! ;)

  71. mattjay0101 says: May 27, 2012 1:34 PM

    As a 1st year Lions season ticket holder I feel obligated to say:

    Nick Fairley is TOTAL waste of time and needs to be let go, he’ll be much more sucsessful at blowing his contract money on lawyers and child support for the rest of his playing years.

  72. easyeddie says: May 27, 2012 1:34 PM

    noeffinway says:

    I have lost all faith in Fairley after this latest screw up.
    But before you all start trashing the Lions take a look at the number of arrests YOUR team has since the year 2000:

    Vikings – 38 arrests
    Packers – 17
    Bears – 21
    Lions – 12
    —————————————
    Brilliant post noeffinway! Well played.

  73. Mike Klingensmith says: May 27, 2012 1:35 PM

    See you guys in the playoffs.

  74. noodlecbs says: May 27, 2012 1:36 PM

    Bengals West- If he wanted to evade the Police maybe he should have stayed in Detroit, I hear they don’t have streetlights there anymore.

  75. londonbengal says: May 27, 2012 1:41 PM

    James Harrison blames Roger Goodell for this……

    Don’t worry folks; ‘joetoronto’ will be right along soon, with the Bengal angle on this one…..

  76. mattjay0101 says: May 27, 2012 1:49 PM

    Nick Fairley is a fat loser,

    I strogly suggest the Lions let him go so that he can focus on fulfilling his destiny as an inmate of prison.

    Gooooooo Liiiiiiioooooooooons!!!!

  77. thegreatgabbert says: May 27, 2012 1:50 PM

    Nick may not have been intoxicated at the time. His eyes are always glazed and bloodshot with his mouth hanging open. You have to be careful not to profile him.

  78. arlingtonsynn says: May 27, 2012 1:57 PM

    noeffinway says:

    packattack1967,

    check your teams arrest numbers since 2000. seems the Lions are just trying to catch the rest of the NFC North.

    Instead of looking at the past 12 years, how about we just focus on the last 12 months.

    5 arrests.

    When you are covered in mud, it doesn’t make you clean to point out where someone else may have had some dirt.

  79. takingbovadasmoney says: May 27, 2012 1:59 PM

    Lol! H8rs! Brotha trin to get his Hennessy on at 9am while trying to do a Smokey and the bandit!!!!!!!!!!! Now I see why the Lions have gone from the 28th most popular team in the NFL in 2011 to number 15 last week. Everyone loves a criminal!

  80. thegreatgabbert says: May 27, 2012 2:00 PM

    The police report on his attempt to elude arrest praised his “terrific agility for his size, moves side to side like a much smaller man. Great hand usage, and strong bull rush move. Can overpower opponents or beat them to the outside easily”.

    Ultimately however they were able to capture him due to “questionable endurance. Doesn’t go hard all the time. Can be misdirected into traps. Not a whistle to whistle guy”. Also the report mentioned that he “measured shorter than expected”.

  81. deertay says: May 27, 2012 2:02 PM

    SEC SEC SEC !

  82. tigobitties says: May 27, 2012 2:03 PM

    Chalk another one up to list of ‘immature’ dumb pro athletes that can’t realize the opportunity that they have been given. Like the guy up the list said ‘call a cab’. It’s what I do and I don’t make 1 mill+

  83. bearsrulepackdrool says: May 27, 2012 2:04 PM

    Mel Kiper Jr.’s Draft Grade for the Lions 2011 Draft Class: A-

    I guess we now know that stands for ARREST.

  84. stopdk12 says: May 27, 2012 2:04 PM

    i bet the commish really sits him down this time…

    what’s the over/under on missed games here…8?

  85. massappeal12345 says: May 27, 2012 2:06 PM

    He’s just trying to pad his resume (?) for a job with espn after football.

  86. dd393 says: May 27, 2012 2:07 PM

    noeffinway says: May 27, 2012 12:48 PM

    I have lost all faith in Fairley after this latest screw up.

    But before you all start trashing the Lions take a look at the number of arrests YOUR team has since the year 2000:

    Vikings – 38 arrests
    Packers – 17
    Bears – 21
    Lions – 12

    ===================================

    That’s because most of the Lions’ players are on the roster for half a season before they’re cut.

  87. nomoreseasontix says: May 27, 2012 2:10 PM

    Is he hanging with JaCarcass in Mobile?
    Something about that town just screams “waste of talent”….

  88. ninerdynasty says: May 27, 2012 2:10 PM

    Once again this team! haha.. i love the lion fans coming in to the niner blogs talking smack about how they hate harbaugh over a handshake.. but their own fist pumping coach cant keep his players under control. one thing is to get a DUI which happens, another thing is to get a dUI and try to run from the police.. that is just dumb… “i bet i can get away from the police even though they already got my plate numbers” dumb dumb dumb

  89. bearsrulepackdrool says: May 27, 2012 2:11 PM

    cwmorga says:
    May 27, 2012 12:28 PM
    Most penalized team in the league, apparently both on and off the field.
    ___________________________

    Actually, the Redskins hold that distinction.

    Det – 119 (yards – 982)
    Oak – 120 (yards – 982)
    GB – 122 (yards – 948)
    Ariz – 122 (yards – 950)
    Wash – 123 (yards – 1006)

  90. hjworton46 says: May 27, 2012 2:11 PM

    Fairley is proving that his fall during the ’11 draft was justified. Seriously stupid behaviour.

  91. ravenzoverskinz says: May 27, 2012 2:12 PM

    What is with these NFL guys they can learn a playbook but they can not develop common sense…..

  92. fatfreddystubbs says: May 27, 2012 2:14 PM

    All you people commenting on taxis, did they remove that “free ride no questions asked” program when they dd the new CBA?
    ————————————————–
    @CKL
    I could be totally wrong about this, but i thought that program was only in cities with an NFL team.

  93. thermalito says: May 27, 2012 2:19 PM

    so NFL players really are no different from the general population. big surprise there.

  94. nflofficeadmin says: May 27, 2012 2:29 PM

    And these are just the times he was caught!! Clown.

  95. noeffinway says: May 27, 2012 2:30 PM

    Do you all blame your child’s high school staff (coaches and teachers) when your kid gets a minor in possession charge at a weekend party? I didn’t think so. Do you all blame your friends boss when your friend gets arrested for DUI? I didn’t think so. So why blame the Lions organization for this? Fairley is an idiot. Why blame somebody else for that?

  96. thegonz13 says: May 27, 2012 2:34 PM

    A $10 million talent with a 10-cent brain…

  97. steelers4385 says: May 27, 2012 2:37 PM

    Instead of displaying hate for this team like many others, i am actually sad for the fact that there is so much talent being wasted on this team. The potential for them is endless. Unfortunatley things like this keep happening. Someone in this orginization at some point needs to step up and do something. After the whole shwartz and harbaugh thing i lost some respect for shwartz. I thought he was more of a dicsipline first rather than go out and take dirty shots type guy. Apparentlly he could care less. Its mostly this defense to. Like they dont have enough problems already. Best of luck to the lions fans. You guys deserve better than this.

  98. cpo187 says: May 27, 2012 2:47 PM

    Some teams draft character guys…some don’t.

  99. raylangivens2 says: May 27, 2012 2:49 PM

    He should have stuck to pot, much safer.

  100. bigjim50010 says: May 27, 2012 2:53 PM

    Cue the annoying Packer fan/rubes who will throw their comments out there blaming the team and the fan base for some reason…….hell, they might even blame the Vikings for this arrest too?!?!?

    cue the viking fan whose emotional scars are so deep, his paranoia so rampant, he attempts a first strike policy that has nothing to do with the topic.

    will this send you into a crying in a corner, clutching a pillow and calling for les steckle’s diaper, panic attack: Boat Trip!

    I think every NFLers Ipad should come with the Herm Edwards App for Rookies and they have to view it yearly.

  101. vikingsfanintexas says: May 27, 2012 2:53 PM

    easyeddie says:May 27, 2012 1:34 PM

    noeffinway says:

    I have lost all faith in Fairley after this latest screw up.
    But before you all start trashing the Lions take a look at the number of arrests YOUR team has since the year 2000:

    Vikings – 38 arrests
    Packers – 17
    Bears – 21
    Lions – 12
    —————————————
    Brilliant post noeffinway! Well played.

    ******************************************

    38 that’s it… wow that seems low. 38 of 583 players (11 years * 53 players just for fun) is 6.5%.

    The arrest rate per capita accourding to the FBI for the entire US in 2009 was 4.5% (4,478 arrests per 100,000 people).

    Given that NFL football players are aggeressive, big, rich, young, etc. their arrest rate seems amazing low compared to the general population.

    It’s called stats folks… try em… you’ll like em.

  102. metrocritical says: May 27, 2012 2:54 PM

    As a 40+ year, long suffering Lion fan, I can say that I continue to support the team but am finding it easier and easier to despise the various selfish, boorish, stupid ingrates that keep putting their own childish needs above team oriented goals. Fairly has always come off as smug and disinterested and, in this particular instance, I look forward to hearing what sanctions the commish has in store, with no punishment being too severe for my taste.

  103. giantssb42champs says: May 27, 2012 3:05 PM

    He innocent.

  104. packerswambulance says: May 27, 2012 3:10 PM

    When he showed up for the draft in that bowtie and glasses every team in the league was put on notice that this guy is a clown.
    Taking Ponder instead of Fairley looks better every day.

  105. phillybirds says: May 27, 2012 3:14 PM

    He’s gonna need a beer

  106. morgan420 says: May 27, 2012 3:14 PM

    Wow what a waste of talent, I have hopes for the lions and that says a lot seeing as I’m a die hard bengals fan “WHO DEY!” Hopfully fairly will grow up and realize what he has and stops taking advantage of his opertunity

  107. giantsfan2104 says: May 27, 2012 3:20 PM

    Has the “Days Without an Arrest” counter EVER gotten to 30?

    Seriously?

  108. bodacious88 says: May 27, 2012 3:20 PM

    This did not happen in Detroit, he was back in Alabama, it is NOT a reflection for all of Detroit or Michigan. Teams occasionally use babysitters for rookies but this knucklehead should know going into his 2nd season that this could cost him is spot on the roster. The Lions are getting better and would be much better off without him, but PLEASE don’t try to connect the entire state with one bad Auburn apple!!

  109. fdugrad says: May 27, 2012 3:22 PM

    Yet another former ” student athlete ” from the SEC !!!

  110. bullpuppy552 says: May 27, 2012 3:22 PM

    A guy like him playing for the Lions??!! No, can’t be, say it isn’t so.

  111. hannahsdaddy says: May 27, 2012 3:27 PM

    The Raiders are glad Detroit is in the league because they make them look good!

  112. lucky5934 says: May 27, 2012 3:28 PM

    Wow, think the Lions want a redo on their 2011 NFL Draft selections?

  113. bullpuppy552 says: May 27, 2012 3:29 PM

    A turd (Fairley) playing in one of the largest cesspools in the world (Detroit). How ironic.

  114. blackbug99 says: May 27, 2012 3:29 PM

    At what point are the teams that collect/keep/defend these guys held accountable for their repeat arrests?
    —————————————————-
    The teams are just employers and have no culpability for their employees off work activities. If you work at say IBM and decide to rob banks on your free time….IBM is not responsible.

  115. stoptrippn says: May 27, 2012 3:34 PM

    Should lose a year’s salary.

  116. jameslongstaffe says: May 27, 2012 3:43 PM

    He is using up all his strikes pretty early, he’ll probably be suspended for 4 games now. Next time will be a year. He better start calling a cab or limo to drive him around like the rest of society. I am sure he can budget that into his diminutive wages lol.

  117. ademell1 says: May 27, 2012 3:47 PM

    even Jamarcus Russell thinks this guy is stupid.

  118. lushy21 says: May 27, 2012 3:51 PM

    Sometimes getting a DUI can be a great career move for a NFL player, example Jared Allen.

  119. duluthvikesfan says: May 27, 2012 3:56 PM

    Maybe now the NFL will realize there penalties for off the legal violations just doesn’t work. How about if you get busted for drugs or a DUI you loose your job much like the rest of us.

  120. bobl242 says: May 27, 2012 3:57 PM

    Curious to hear what the owner of the Lions has to say about this and the other arrests. These players represent the Detriot Lions and the NFL. Maybe it’s time to make a example of one of these guys. Don’t wait for Godell to take action, suspend the player for a number of games without pay or some other punishment that will send a message.

  121. lionhammer says: May 27, 2012 3:59 PM

    Remember when the Bengals got good in the early 2000’s, but imploded because of all their off-field problems? Well the Lions are quickly becoming that same team. Problem is instead of the head coach being part of the solution(Marvin Lewis), their coach is part of the problem. After Jim Schwartz’s lack of composure last year, he’s set a horrible example for his team, and shown them that it’s okay to break the rules.

  122. ernie ernie says: May 27, 2012 4:08 PM

    I had him pegged as a bust. Just not sure if he will make the bust hall of fame or not, too early to tell.
    Last year he came to camp so overweight and out of shape his ankles couldn’t support him. Once he finally did get to play he was so out of shape he couldn’t stay on the field much.

    Maybe he did this deliberately on advice of his agent. If he gets a four game suspension, he gets more time to get the fat off???? Who knows.
    Obviously his mind set isn’t on football and winning.

  123. ernie ernie says: May 27, 2012 4:12 PM

    Word is he was partying with Jamacus. They were having a contest to see who was in the worst shape.
    Winner gets to drive.

  124. deathtoromo says: May 27, 2012 4:13 PM

    Somethin about those Jeff Fisher assistants with Greg Williams and Schwartz. Makes you wonder if Fisher is the real head of the snake…

  125. bigwalt2990 says: May 27, 2012 4:14 PM

    Jared Allen had multiple DUIs when he was young, he turned out ok.

  126. rmc1995 says: May 27, 2012 4:32 PM

    Remember when 20 fans got arrested at the Christmas game between the Packers and Bears last season? 49 were ejected. The yahoo out of control ownership of the Packers setting a poor example.

  127. trojan33sc says: May 27, 2012 4:35 PM

    He’d rather pay $1750 in fines as opposed to paying auto insurance ?? Sweet ! That makes sense…………

  128. autigresspen says: May 27, 2012 4:52 PM

    FYI for the guy who commented on Fairley’s eyes looking like he had smoked pot (and the hoards who gave the post a thumbs up), that is the way his eyes always look. He has what I call “sleepy eyes”. Lots of people have eyes that look half closed all the time. Nick is one of those people. While I knew when he was at Auburn that he wasn’t brilliant, I did think he had enough common sense to stay out of this kind of trouble. He has lots of childhood friends in Mobile, that he would probably be better off staying away from. They aren’t as talented and haven’t had the breaks he has had. Unfortunately, just like water, behavior often seeks the lowest level. Instead of Nick raising them up when he is with them, they drag him down. They don’t have nearly as much to lose. I think someone, like maybe his coach, should intervene and soon.

  129. nwfisch says: May 27, 2012 5:00 PM

    As a Bear fan, I’m not happy at all.

    This is sad for him, family, friends, and the Lions organization.

    I hope he can turn it around. For himself.

  130. ericn42000 says: May 27, 2012 5:16 PM

    I could tell this dude was a bust, guy just wanted millions to do nothing acting like a gangster. What a waste of time

  131. descendency says: May 27, 2012 5:48 PM

    He’s just taking after Mr. Suh’s example.

  132. kevinwi says: May 27, 2012 6:09 PM

    In my opinion the Head Coach breeds this type of behavior….zero tolerance unless you are a star player….then we will look the other way.
    So glad the Vikings Speilman passed on this clown. Character means a lot now a days….and Lions last 2 top draft picks have both been lacking it. What a waste of potential. We won’t see him until week 8.

  133. jessethegreat says: May 27, 2012 7:44 PM

    For the Lionesses claiming the Lions have very few arrests since 2000 compared to the rest of the division, that’s only because regular Lions draft picks only spend a couple years in the NFL. They get cut and work at grocery stores and no longer show up on the NFL arrest meter.

  134. packerfan12 says: May 27, 2012 8:08 PM

    Are the Lions a professional organization or do they run a jungle? I am not saying they endorse these actions, but first Leshoure has 2 marijuana possessions, Fairley has one and a dui, and then Titus Young gets in a fight with Louis Delmas…..Also Suh got dominated by Evan Dietrich-Smith and ran his head into the ground and then stomped on him…..These Lions aren’t playing with a chip on their shoulder, they’re just immature, hot headed jerks.

  135. nonstory says: May 27, 2012 8:25 PM

    If you are going 100 you might as well crack a brew.

  136. wludford says: May 27, 2012 8:30 PM

    Once again, the true class and character of the Detroit Lions shows through.

  137. boswivel says: May 27, 2012 8:48 PM

    For the record, Emmitt Smith couldn’t sniff Barry Sanders’ jock. If Sanders had had the O-Line blocking for him that Emmitt Smith always had when he was in Dallas, he would have put the all-time rushing record out of reach, and then retired.

    @billhicks…please stop. It’s not Emmitt’s fault Barry ran backwards half the time. Couldn’t catch, couldn’t block, couldn’t make his team a winner. Emmitt is the all time rushing king and worlds better player than Barry. Choke on that.

  138. jessethegreat says: May 27, 2012 10:15 PM

    @billhicks…….

    Perhaps if Barry were HALF the team player, he would have blocked and spared his qb’s a few injuries/gave them time to block.

    Perhaps if Barry weren’t a quitter, he would have stayed to help Detroit become competitive and win a ring?

    Perhaps if Barry didn’t spend all his time dancing and complaining, he’d maybe have a few rings like Emmitt?

    Emmitt is the all time rushing king. He’s a 3 time Super Bowl Champion (all 3 achieved during Barry’s prime in the league).

    Barry was the dancing king on the field. Emmitt waited until he was retired to work toward becoming a star dancer.

    … I will give Barry a pass on the 3 rings though. His team would have had to beat Emmitt’s in the NFC championship, and with Emmitt being a COMPLETE player, it would not have happened.

  139. bagjr387 says: May 28, 2012 12:05 AM

    Days Without and arrest reset button….

  140. tommybrookens says: May 28, 2012 7:08 AM

    The way our society is set up is if the guy wins a Super Bowl we will annoint him a hero. Michael Irvin and Ray Lewis come to mind. I can hear it now, “this young man has come back from much controversy early in his career..blah, blah, blah.”. Now granted he will not win it with the Lions, well because they are my Lions and any TRUE Lions fan knows we will never win the big one. I have never posted on this site and will probably never will again but we need to stop treating these idiots like they are somebody because they can throw a ball..

  141. hatesycophants says: May 28, 2012 11:45 AM

    This behavior is ridiculous.

    Also, get the hell out of Alabama.

    Go Lions! Go Badgers!

  142. frank booth says: May 28, 2012 5:04 PM

    bodacious88 says:
    May 27, 2012 3:20 PM
    This did not happen in Detroit, he was back in Alabama, it is NOT a reflection for all of Detroit or Michigan. Teams occasionally use babysitters for rookies but this knucklehead should know going into his 2nd season that this could cost him is spot on the roster. The Lions are getting better and would be much better off without him, but PLEASE don’t try to connect the entire state with one bad Auburn apple!!
    ====================================

    It’s more of a reflection on the individual and the Detroit Lions and the character of their organization.

    As far as the city of Detroit goes, DUI’s are the least of the problem there and in a lot of other big cities.

  143. cwitty63 says: May 28, 2012 9:41 PM

    Its hilarious how some of you posters say “the new bengals” or “bengals west”…
    The bengals have fewer arrests than most of the other teams in the NFL !
    This is not even new info…
    Get up to speed people.

  144. taintedsaints2009 says: May 29, 2012 10:46 AM

    phew. i was mad at the vikings for not taking this guy but they must have seen this type of stuff coming.

  145. nbcruinedpft says: May 29, 2012 4:57 PM

    noeffinway says:

    I have lost all faith in Fairley after this latest screw up.
    But before you all start trashing the Lions take a look at the number of arrests YOUR team has since the year 2000:

    Vikings – 38 arrests
    Packers – 17
    Bears – 21
    Lions – 12
    ____________________________

    SOURCE, please.

    Are those JUST arrests? Or arrests AND convictions?

    I can’t speak for the other teams, but I can say this about the Bears, at least:

    For 21 arrests, you probably have 21 EX-Bears.

    (Tank Johnson, Cedric Benson, Sam Hurd, etc.)

    In other words, a proud, respectable, honorable and well-meaning franchise like the Bears — one which values tradition, character, and reputation — actually makes an EFFORT to draft players with good character.

    That’s not to say they don’t believe in or give second chances (Brandon Marshall, both Tank and Benson were given 2nd chances), but a team like the Bears doesn’t IGNORE (and by ignoring, condone) such lousy classless criminal character.

    A team like the Lions, on the other hand — doesn’t even ATTEMPT to factor in character when drafting; they just don’t give a rip, because it’s about the talent and the talent ONLY.
    (The Vikings and Cowboys have been similar in recent years).

    A franchise that cultivates a climate of scumbaggery (starting with Schwartz and Suh) and actively drafts players IN SPITE of their obvious character flaws will ultimately get exactly what it deserves. Trouble.

    You can sell your soul to the Devil, but it won’t get you to the promised land (Super Bowl).

  146. cobaltdriver says: May 30, 2012 1:13 PM

    Cue the annoying Packer fan/rubes who will throw their comments out there blaming the team and the fan base for some reason…….hell, they might even blame the Vikings for this arrest too?!?!?

    I don’t see any Packer rubes posting anything unlike the Cryking fans with “winning team envy”..why are u even posting about the Packers on a Lion page..and why would the Packer fans blame the Vikings when all the Viking fans do is blame everyone else?T he commissioner, the saints the refs, the Packers the Packers fans, Bush ,Obama, osama bin laden..God, Satan…EVERYONE is to blame for the Crykings being losers except the Crykings themselves..go cry with paul allen.

  147. cobaltdriver says: May 31, 2012 5:22 PM

    Remember when 20 fans got arrested at the Christmas game between the Packers and Bears last season? 49 were ejected. The yahoo out of control ownership of the Packers setting a poor example.

    And WHAT does this have to do with Nick Fairly and the Lions? Please Viking fans..get a life,or a hobby , or even better, how about a girlfreind so you can stop obsessing over the Packers and the Bears?

  148. mrseaballs says: Jul 23, 2012 11:01 PM

    Well if he’s half as stupid as he looks he could be missing a lot of games.

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