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Nick Fairley passed a state trooper while driving 100 mph

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Some more details are emerging about the DUI arrest of Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley, including the fact that the state trooper who made the arrest says he was driving down Interstate 10 early this morning when Fairley flew past him going 100 miles an hour.

According to the Associated Press, Alabama state troopers say Fairley was driving 100 in his Cadillac Escalade in unincorporated Mobile County, Alabama, and he initially refused to stop for the trooper’s emergency lights and siren before eventually pulling over.

Fairley faces charges of DUI and attempting to elude police, plus reckless driving, no proof of insurance and driving with an open container of alcohol in his vehicle. It’s his second arrest in the last two months near his Alabama home; he was arrested in Mobile on April 3 for marijuana possession.

Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was ticketed last year for driving 91 mph, but Fairley clocking 100 exceeds even Suh’s excessive speed. When Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham said Fairley is faster than Suh, I don’t think that’s what he had in mind.

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  1. indyseriesnick says: May 27, 2012 4:58 PM

    another victim of the dirty lions program

  2. tokyosandblaster says: May 27, 2012 4:58 PM

    How anyone can think that this team well even get close to the packers this year is beyond me.

    They’ll be lucky to finish 3rd in the division.

  3. lushy21 says: May 27, 2012 4:58 PM

    Fairley’s Escalade faster than Suh’s Beemer? I doubt it!

  4. vikingsnorth says: May 27, 2012 4:59 PM

    Row, Row, Row your career,
    Gently down the drain,
    Fairley, Fairley, Fairley, Fairley
    Life is but a dream.

  5. vbe2 says: May 27, 2012 5:00 PM

    I guess these idiot players are too young to have learned anything from Jerome Brown when it comes to excess speed while driving. Not only are their lives in danger, but so are others.

  6. seanx40 says: May 27, 2012 5:00 PM

    So a 4-8 game suspension instead of the 2 he was looking at for the weed? How stupid can this guy be? Just burning money. And Detroit now has to pay Cliff Avril that much more money just to have a body for the time Fairley will be gone.

    And with Mikel Leshoure going to be suspended for the same amount of time, the Lions better have a deep bench.

  7. snoilog says: May 27, 2012 5:02 PM

    vikingsnorth says:
    May 27, 2012 4:59 PM
    Row, Row, Row your career,
    Gently down the drain,
    Fairley, Fairley, Fairley, Fairley
    Life is but a dream
    ————
    As a Lions fan, This is the funniest thing ever

  8. cannonballdookie says: May 27, 2012 5:03 PM

    I don’t think it would be much of a stretch to say this guy will be a bust.

  9. herlies says: May 27, 2012 5:04 PM

    Ahh the Cadillac Escalade… wheels of choice for dumb athletes everywhere.

  10. moecincydude says: May 27, 2012 5:09 PM

    Speeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. noeffinway says: May 27, 2012 5:17 PM

    Yes, Fairley is stupid.
    Yes, Fairley needs to be punished and helped.
    Does this affect the Lions win/loss this coming season? Not in the least bit. Nothing lost here, he didn’t contribute anything last year either.
    Is the coach and/or management responsible for Fairley doing what he did? That’s a joke – of course they are NOT.
    ********The fact remains that the Lions still have less arrests since the year 2000 than any other team in the NFC North.

    So haters can hate, but they are ignoring the facts.

  12. tokyosandblaster says: May 27, 2012 5:22 PM

    You mean fewer. And quantifying since 2000 is pretty lame. How about in the last year?

    Thought so.

  13. kattykathy says: May 27, 2012 5:27 PM

    His recklessness, immaturity, and complete disregard for the safety of everyone on the highway demands serious punishment.
    I can’t wait to see if Goodell punishes this more severely than a Saints player.

  14. Bliss Fortress says: May 27, 2012 5:27 PM

    @vikingsnorth: I never comment on any stories anywhere but man, your Row Row Row song inspired me to break the ice – sooo freakin funny, nice job with that, still laughing!

  15. austin2720 says: May 27, 2012 5:28 PM

    This goes way beyond an NFL team when a player makes stupid decisions. How do you control a young punk with millions of $$$!! Maybe rookie contracts shouldn’t have any guaranteed money in their first contract and include an idiot clause that allows teams to give the player the boot with no cash obligations when they make another stupid mistake right after the first one.

  16. thereisfootballwestofjersey says: May 27, 2012 5:28 PM

    The words “Not Intelligent” come to mind when sizing up big Nick Fairley

  17. greymares says: May 27, 2012 5:28 PM

    @noeffingway, are you kidding, it’s about discipline if your lifes not disciplined your games not disciplined. if your game isn’t disciplined your team is not disciplined. if your team is’nt disciplined you win SQUAT. this is the least disciplined team in the league.(yes worse than the Bengals)

  18. londonbengal says: May 27, 2012 5:28 PM

    Fairley faster than Suh…… Who’d’ve thunk it.

    All that talk about the Lions having the best D-Line in football appears to have gone west; (or to Alabama depending on your viewpoint).

  19. squared80 says: May 27, 2012 5:39 PM

    In most cases, an individual player’s actions don’t represent the organization.

    This is an exception. With Schwartz leading the way, this team has a Napolean-style complex with a huge discipline problem. As long as they win it won’t matter, but it is what it is.

  20. bigjim50010 says: May 27, 2012 5:40 PM

    greymares says:
    May 27, 2012 5:28 PM
    @noeffingway, are you kidding, it’s about discipline if your lifes not disciplined your games not disciplined. if your game isn’t disciplined your team is not disciplined. if your team is’nt disciplined you win SQUAT. this is the least disciplined team in the league.(yes worse than the Bengals)

    and that my friends is known as circular logic

  21. duanethomas says: May 27, 2012 5:41 PM

    Leon Lett was from Mobile Alabama also, so precedent has already been set. Goodell will sit him for 4-6 games next year. His biggest accomplishment in the NFL will be his draft position. Nothing else.

  22. jagsfanugh says: May 27, 2012 5:48 PM

    “Eastbound and down”..anyone else think of Smokey and the Bandit?

  23. oregonbear says: May 27, 2012 6:05 PM

    I had a suspicion this guy was Fairly stupid, this just confirms it.

  24. keepounding1234 says: May 27, 2012 6:08 PM

    100 mph is pretty specific. How do they know he was going that speed if the trooper was driving and passed from behind.

  25. txtuff says: May 27, 2012 6:10 PM

    At least he was driving a Detroit made SUV :) wait is it made there? Hard to tell these days.

  26. peytonwantsaflag says: May 27, 2012 6:23 PM

    Oh and don’t forget Aroldis Chapman was pulled over last week and arrested for going 91 and chapman plays forthe reds who play next door to the bengals who have a bunch of criminals on their team. Florio must be off today or he woulda made sure you included that.

  27. surly1n1nd1anapol1s says: May 27, 2012 6:35 PM

    Is it too soon to call this guy a bust? Or maybe there was good reason for plenty of teams to take a pass?

  28. SilentMajority says: May 27, 2012 6:48 PM

    Actual question on an IQ Test…

    Early one morning you’re driving home drunk in a vehicle with no insurance, and an open container to your right.

    Do you:

    A) Pull over and call a cab.

    B) Drive as responsibly as possible considering your current BAC levels in an attempt not to draw attention to yourself.

    C) Drive as fast and recklessly as possible, swerving all the way, as if to say, “I’m Nick Fairley and I am drunk!”

    Ah Nick, it’s a good thing you’re good at football today because you’re going to be assembling my Big Mac tomorrow…

  29. ronaldmexico says: May 27, 2012 7:04 PM

    Fairley should have taken a tip from 49ers character guy Brandon Jacobs and used a police escort if he wanted to break the century mark in his Escalade.

  30. themonster49 says: May 27, 2012 7:20 PM

    Heck, its worh it!

    One of them is only Fairley stupid. The other is plain Suhtupid.

    Sounded funnier in my head.

  31. rmc1995 says: May 27, 2012 7:33 PM

    Instead Fairly took a tip from 49er Aldin Smith who was arrested for a DUI earlier this year. And all you who think Jim Schwartz is a bad example and Jim Harbaugh is some role model, guess which one of hose coaches got a DUI in 2005 coaching for the U of SD?

  32. themonster49 says: May 27, 2012 7:35 PM

    indyseriesnick says:
    May 27, 2012 4:58 PM
    another victim of the dirty lions program

    Thats actually an interesing topic. I now am wondering what Schwartz REALLY thinks. “no such thing as bad press” better not be it. After last year, this offseason is really solidifying my opinion of Schwartz. And it isnt good. What happens to the Lions in the future if their head coach decided he doesnt give a F about what his players do and actually has a bad mentality himself? Because Thats how it Looks. If I were a Lions fan, I would want to know just exactly what he is doing and saying to keep this crap happening regularly. Lions fans, you should want his head if it turns out he condones or supports it. He WILL turn the Lions into the Bengals when the Bengals had more off field problems than they did losses. And the two go hand in hand.

  33. graphicwolfart says: May 27, 2012 7:49 PM

    Teams have adjusted for the Lions this year. 2012 Disappointment team. Similar to Bucs last year.

  34. punkyqb says: May 27, 2012 7:55 PM

    The Lions had the fewest arrests since the year 2000 because disregarding last year they really didn’t have any “pro football players” for the last decade. A good college team would have been more competitve.

  35. dawglb says: May 27, 2012 7:58 PM

    These under-educated, over-paid morons have nine lives. They get away with far more than any of the readers on this site would get away with. I realize life isn’t fair, but it shouldn’t be crooked.

  36. spcoltrane says: May 27, 2012 8:01 PM

    Two things you can always count on:
    First, a young man with money acting foolishly;
    second, MDS sh*tting on the Lions.

    I hope one of the Lions’ veterans – maybe KVB, maybe Nate Burleson – will take on the task of working with Fairley and straightening him out.
    MDS is already a write-off.

  37. hooterdawg says: May 27, 2012 8:15 PM

    “Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was ticketed last year for driving 91 mph, but Fairley clocking 100 exceeds even Suh’s excessive speed.”

    Good math skills…gotta be good at something.

  38. jeffesky says: May 27, 2012 8:21 PM

    So is this guy gona sue the nfl for premature brain damage. amazing this story and how many times we hear of guys actualy making it to the nfl to just throw it away. being from the northwest and watching ryan leaf do that to himsel its unreal. however it is and always will be because stupid is as stupid does and it cant be coached or taught out of someone.

  39. raider2124 says: May 27, 2012 8:26 PM

    Next door neighbor was JaWalrus when he was growing up. Career will end shorly just like his mentor. Surprised he didn’t have the purple drank in his car. That will be next.

  40. rmc1995 says: May 27, 2012 8:28 PM

    @themonstee49er
    what exactly is happening regularly with the Lions? All three of the guys who were arrested in the last few months were rookies last season, and Fairly the only one that really contributed in 2011. These aren’t star players making bad decisions, like say Aldin Smith. The Lions are filled with plenty of character guys who have a much better influence in the locker room.l and onthe the field. To think Schwartz needs to change his approach just to put on a show is unfair to the other 50-6o guys who are more likely to pull these guys up then to get pulled down by three knuckle heads.

  41. stevenfbrackett says: May 27, 2012 8:55 PM

    I’m waiting for him to float the “I’m a target now since I signed my big contract!” claim.

  42. wethog66 says: May 27, 2012 9:16 PM

    Surely this tool has a moocher, or 2, he could pay to drive him around.

  43. rexryanschoolofpodiatry says: May 27, 2012 9:17 PM

    graphicwolfart says: May 27, 2012 7:49 PM

    Teams have adjusted for the Lions this year. 2012 Disappointment team. Similar to Bucs last year.

    ————————-

    Yeah except Stafford and Johnson are good and Freeman and Williams are not…..

  44. PriorKnowledge says: May 27, 2012 9:24 PM

    So you get a little drunk and drive your Caddy 100 mph down the road and then you pass a cop.

    I hate when that happens.

  45. gosuhgo says: May 27, 2012 9:39 PM

    As a season ticket holder, I should be allowed to sock this dude in the face as a condition of ending his impending suspension.

  46. steeltuff says: May 27, 2012 9:40 PM

    Making millions and refusing to call a cab? In today’s economy, he could hire a driver who would be more than willing to drive him around while earning a few bucks. And he has an open container in the front seat too? Really? Did he think he was inconspicuous to the cops in the wee hours of the morning? Also, time to call the Gecko at Geico . . . I’m sure Nick can find some favorable rates.

  47. 2ndaryinsanity says: May 27, 2012 9:45 PM

    The Lions organization (including the head coach) evidently don’t know how to handle success or the expectations that go along with winning.

  48. cowboyscanada says: May 27, 2012 9:55 PM

    I love the NFL, but the reputation of this league is going down the drain.
    Between bountygate, lawsuits, arrests, and money hungry owners and players, its sad.

  49. nflfollower says: May 27, 2012 10:19 PM

    Ok, how many people on here can honestly say they’ve never driven 100 mph??… But maybe not while drunk I guess….and I suppose not passing a state boy…..alright forget it, he’s an idiot.

  50. dempsey63 says: May 27, 2012 10:56 PM

    Fairley never realized that state troopers in the South actually do other things than escort head coaches from the sidelines to the locker rooms.

  51. 3ghostninja says: May 27, 2012 11:33 PM

    I can’t say I’ve never gone 100. I had to a couple times to keep my job because the concept of leaving early was still lost on me.

    I can say I’ve never gone 100 without a license, with an open container, and with a court date on my calendar.

    Hey, if the Germans can do it, why not?

  52. themonster49 says: May 27, 2012 11:40 PM

    rmc1995

    What, I’m sorry. Who, happened before this offseason? And then happened again? AND then happened, Again?

    They were all national news, all for the same guy. No changes made to counteract national news of a star player being bad, not once, not twice. He just kept being bad like nobody told him not to, or (hate to say it but it seems more possible than the previous) like somebody told him to. I would say, with only half-proof (need more time to go one way or the other entirely) that it is a culture. It doesn’t look good. That was my point, it Really doesn’t look good. It looks like he is doing the opposite of helping. That right there should demand some type of rational public response to the negative player-related national news the Lions have been getting.

    Ok, ok. Maybe that is the wrong approach, try this: If Schwartz did anything to solve Suh’s on and off field problems, he probably, most likely, would’ve nipped the first problem this offseason in the bud quick right? No? How about after #2? #3? #4? ok.. ok… You’re right, You’re right! He’s gonna nip it in the bud after this 5th time. Apparently he didn’t learn (or care to learn?) his lesson with Suh. I don’t know about you, but any reasonably not-stupid boss would have brought the walls down on the first guy this offseason that pulled that crap after the crap that was pulled before this offseason. That sounds true, rational, factual, I dunno, IT SOUNDS RIGHT, MAN! I don’t know what he is doing, but doing nothing also counts as wrong. And he clearly isn’t doing anything positive about it, or constructive.

    Hey, how long has Schwartz been in charge? ;)
    Ok, that deserves another wink. ;)
    Ok, ok, the point in my head just isn’t driven home yet. The answer is 2010, 2010 is the answer. Since Schwartz came to Detroit they’ve had 4 draftees be complete idiots, two being extra complete idiots, doing things that endangered the public, among other things (does getting arrested and getting in driver-caused accidents and speeding and DUI not count as endangering the team’s future?). And we have yet to see it stop. What was that you were saying? Please refer all statements, questions, comments, suggestions, insults, criticisms (both constructive and negative) and donations to my “The answer is 2010″ comment.

    There is one single guy that keeps posting comments on PFT about the arrest totals since 2000. He has a fantastic point! Until Schwartz came onboard, the Lions only had 7 arrests. Considering we know of some (endangering the public in a driver-caused road wreck and being accused of threatening the passengers, comes to mind) of the things that Didn’t go in the books as an arrest, I’d say Schwartz has some explaining to do.

    Crap… the men of the square table said men aren’t allowed to text smiley faces. Trust me, a picture of me winking would be worse.

  53. randallflagg52 says: May 28, 2012 12:04 AM

    I thought this guy was the next Warren Sapp coming out of Auburn. He was that good. Now I realize he is an idiot and will probably bust.

    With Suh and Fairly the Lions officially have the dumbest DL in the NFL. Not even Vanden Bosch, who comes across as a pretty bright guy, can make up for these two Cro Magnons.

  54. cdkreb says: May 28, 2012 12:10 AM

    I’m sure the NFL loves this because 20+ years from now Fairly will be suing the NFL for injuries caused by concussions. The NFL will simple show the judge this case and will prove that Fairly was an idiot to begin with. Problem solved NFL.

  55. trapshoot says: May 28, 2012 12:21 AM

    Definitely not the brightest bulb in the string.

  56. bullpuppy552 says: May 28, 2012 12:22 AM

    Now all Fairley has to do is get convicted of spousal abuse and illegal possession of a firearm and he’ll have all the bases covered for being an NFL idiot.

  57. bear51down says: May 28, 2012 12:45 AM

    There is no doubt in my mind that these idiots, Fairley and Suh would be “slangin those thangs on the block”, if they weren’t in the NFL……. Just One less team to worry about in the NORTH, GO BEARS!!!

  58. lionsfan2086 says: May 28, 2012 12:53 AM

    I love how most everyone here is trying to blame this on Schwartz. Oh the team is undisciplined blah blah. Even under the strictest regimes, moron players make stupid decisions during the offseason.

    Especially if/when they get suspended Fairley and LeShoure need to be on some kind of watch program from the team. They need a baby sitter to check in on them and make sure they’re acting right.

    These athletes make millions of dollars and can’t call a damn cab or hire a driver when they’re going out drinking?

  59. siggy00 says: May 28, 2012 1:27 AM

    Nick Fairley arrested again for the 2nd time in a month. This time for DUI after a previous arrest on drug charges?

    I await Goodell’s suspension for this pattern of behavior.

  60. sonoco says: May 28, 2012 1:40 AM

    rmc1995 says: May 27, 2012 7:33 PM

    Instead Fairly took a tip from 49er Aldin Smith who was arrested for a DUI earlier this year. And all you who think Jim Schwartz is a bad example and Jim Harbaugh is some role model, guess which one of hose coaches got a DUI in 2005 coaching for the U of SD?

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

    Nice rationalizing there . . . equating Fairly to Aldon Smith and Harbaugh. You had to go back seven years for Harbaugh and then refer to a first time “offender” who 1) Wasn’t driving 100 mph, 2) Didn’t try to evade, and 3) Wasn’t just busted with pot two months ago. Other than that it was just the same.

  61. bearsrulepackdrool says: May 28, 2012 2:26 AM

    Somewhere Rolando McClain is smiling. He’s getting some company.

  62. jessethegreat says: May 28, 2012 2:39 AM

    He’s lucky he didn’t rear-end someone. He’d not only be facing a lawsuit from the person he rear-ended, but he’d be going to court against their insurance company as well.

    Nothing screams $$$$ like a new Escalade coming up on you from behind going a hundred in the wee hours of the morning.

  63. lolb23 says: May 28, 2012 4:42 AM

    Ray Lewis killed a guy. Just sayin’

  64. neauxgeaux44 says: May 28, 2012 6:50 AM

    Alabama produces such fine, outstanding young men….what a future leader….he gets my vote for President of the Trailer Park Homeowners Association….can i get a woo pig sooey, roll tide or darn eagle war or whatever you rednecks say in Alabama or Arkansas aka sister states…

  65. packerfanfordecades says: May 28, 2012 6:59 AM

    To me, seems like the multiple skill and speed and strength drills they do at the NFL Combine miss an important point: maturity.

    If a young man comes out of college with a maturity issue, giving him $X millions isn’ going to make that better.

    IMHO, teams that put emphasis on measuring maturity end up with better long-term draft results.
    .

  66. bbk1000 says: May 28, 2012 7:19 AM

    The Bengals light….

    I can see this with the Lions as it starts from the top and Jim Schwartz can’t control himself or his players on the field, how is he going to control them off the field…

    Character means little in this game, nothing new here.

  67. billsfan1 says: May 28, 2012 7:33 AM

    Dear Buffalo,
    You made a great decision takin dareus instead of this dipsh?t….

  68. vikefan says: May 28, 2012 7:40 AM

    ……and everyone critcized the Vikings when they took Ponder over Fairly a year ago claiming Ponder was a stretch, looks like Lions picked the bust @ 13 pick overall.

  69. cometkazie says: May 28, 2012 8:06 AM

    dempsey63 says:
    May 27, 2012 10:56 PM

    Fairley never realized that state troopers in the South actually do other things than escort head coaches from the sidelines to the locker rooms.
    +=+=+

    The trooper that did this at Tiger Stadium is now head trooper of the Louisiana State Police – and he still escorts Les. A nice guy, too.

  70. P_Willy says: May 28, 2012 8:10 AM

    rmc1995 says:
    May 27, 2012 8:28 PM
    @themonstee49er
    what exactly is happening regularly with the Lions? All three of the guys who were arrested in the last few months were rookies last season, and Fairly the only one that really contributed in 2011. These aren’t star players making bad decisions, like say Aldin Smith. The Lions are filled with plenty of character guys who have a much better influence in the locker room.l and onthe the field. To think Schwartz needs to change his approach just to put on a show is unfair to the other 50-6o guys who are more likely to pull these guys up then to get pulled down by three knuckle heads.

    ____________________

    * it’s ALDON Smith, not “Aldin”.
    * i’d say that 16 sacks on one of the leagues best defenses is considered to be contribution to the team.
    * Everyone who drinks and drives is an idiot and should be punished – without excuses.
    * both Shwartz and Harbaugh have intense personalities and won’t be too popular outside of the people that support their teams. If Harbaugh was the coach of the Lions, and Shwartz coached the 9ers, the same would hold true.

    This situation is bigger than football, so the bias should be left out of it. A DUI is an irresponsible thing to do by anyone, no matter who they are.

  71. bangitfootball says: May 28, 2012 8:16 AM

    What a loser this guy is. And a wasted high draft pick. What a shame.

  72. snoilog says: May 28, 2012 8:17 AM

    dempsey63 says:
    May 27, 2012 10:56 PM
    Fairley never realized that state troopers in the South actually do other things than escort head coaches from the sidelines to the locker rooms.

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

    This is funny and so true

  73. nflofficeadmin says: May 28, 2012 8:28 AM

    If you commit crimes, that makes you a criminal. I don’t think there’s any question about that.

  74. ernie ernie says: May 28, 2012 9:17 AM

    First lets understand this is not Fairlys fault at all.

    1. the trooper was white and had shown no respect.
    2. the gas pedal stuck to the floor due to a can of beer being logdged there, so there is a reason for the excessive speed.
    3. It was past his momma’s curfew and he was trying to get home before she found out.
    4. He pays a lot of taxes and has the right to drive faster than the rest of us.
    5. Its a Cadillac Escalade that only goes a 100 or more.
    6. He was upset over the supreme court vote coming up on ObamaCare.
    7. He thought he was heading for training camp in Detroit.

  75. gpclaw says: May 28, 2012 9:27 AM

    Conventional wisdom says that if a teams misses on their first round pick, it sets the team back for a few years, especially in the era of the salary cap. If you look at the Lions 2011 draft class, they missed on 2 of their first 3 picks. Titus Young is showing signs of turning into a punk, so they may have missed on all 3.

  76. dd393 says: May 28, 2012 10:24 AM

    noeffinway says: May 27, 2012 5:17 PM

    Yes, Fairley is stupid.
    Yes, Fairley needs to be punished and helped.
    Does this affect the Lions win/loss this coming season? Not in the least bit. Nothing lost here, he didn’t contribute anything last year either.
    Is the coach and/or management responsible for Fairley doing what he did? That’s a joke – of course they are NOT.

    ********
    The fact remains that the Lions still have less arrests since the year 2000 than any other team in the NFC North.

    So haters can hate, but they are ignoring the facts.

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

    But the Lions are way ahead in quality of arrests. You know, the kind of offenses that get people killed.

  77. oldbyrd says: May 28, 2012 10:33 AM

    I CAN NOT WAIT TO HEAR THE ATTORNEY’S EXCUSE FOR THIS ONE. HOW ABOUT, HIS MOTHER AND FATHER WERE BOTH ABUSIVE SPEEDERS SO YOU HAVE TO ALLOW 25 MILES PER HOUR OVER THE LIMIT FOR EACH PARENT. NOW, SEE YOUR HONOR HE WASN’T SPEEDING AT ALL.

  78. bigshadetree says: May 28, 2012 10:57 AM

    Hey Nick, Google Leonard little or donte stallworth sometime, my friend…

  79. gsatt2112 says: May 28, 2012 11:04 AM

    “Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was ticketed last year for driving 91 mph, but Fairley clocking 100 exceeds even Suh’s excessive speed” – 100 is more than 91? I needed a poorly worded run on sentence to figure that out.

  80. rmc1995 says: May 28, 2012 11:07 AM

    @dd393,
    The Lions have 1 DUI which can certainly get people killed. That is hardly way ahead of most NFL teams. When you can come up with an instance where possession of marijuana kills people let me know.

  81. rmc1995 says: May 28, 2012 11:37 AM

    P_Willy says:
    May 28, 2012 8:10 AM
    rmc1995 says:
    May 27, 2012 8:28 PM
    @themonstee49er

    ____________________
    what exactly is happening regularly with the Lions? All three of the guys who were arrested in the last few months were rookies last season, and Fairly the only one that really contributed in 2011. These aren’t star players making bad decisions, like say Aldin Smith. The Lions are filled with plenty of character guys who have a much better influence in the locker room.l and onthe the field. To think Schwartz needs to change his approach just to put on a show is unfair to the other 50-6o guys who are more likely to pull these guys up then to get pulled down by three knuckle heads.
    * it’s ALDON Smith, not “Aldin”.
    * i’d say that 16 sacks on one of the leagues best defenses is considered to be contribution to the team.
    * Everyone who drinks and drives is an idiot and should be punished – without excuses.
    * both Shwartz and Harbaugh have intense personalities and won’t be too popular outside of the people that support their teams. If Harbaugh was the coach of the Lions, and Shwartz coached the 9ers, the same would hold true.

    This situation is bigger than football, so the bias should be left out of it. A DUI is an irresponsible thing to do by anyone, no matter who they are.

    ****************
    Agreed. Anyone who drinks and drives is an idiot. Aldon (sorry for the disrespect of misspelling his name) Smith is a star player, that is my point. He was a major contributor to the 49er defense and his idiot behavior damages the 49ers more than Fairly’s idiot behavior. Schwartz isn’t somehow letting the loonies run the asylum because three young players decided to do stupid stuff on their private time. There is a management philosophy to praise in public and punish in private. To address Fairly’s problem as a team problem would be stupid, and to further Fairly’s public humiliation would also be counter productive. In this case it’s best to let the league do the punishing, so if Fairly turns his attitude for football around, his relationship with the head coach won’t be strained.

    It’s SCHWARTZ not Shwartz, if you are going to be particular about spelling someone’s name, don’t screw up another name in the same post you correct another’s spelling.

    While Harbaugh and Schwartz are intense that is where the similarities end. Their personalities are nothing alike.

  82. essentialsausage says: May 28, 2012 11:47 AM

    You people are dumb. Fairley’s actions have NOTHING to do with the Lions organization. What are they supposed to do, follow Fairley around Alabama to make sure he doesn’t do anything wrong?

  83. dobberdubinsky says: May 28, 2012 11:51 AM

    I don’t know if I’d go so far as to call Fairley stupid. He’s just a young kid who still believes he’s invincible who needs to mature. I did a lot of dumb things when I was young and I’m sure a lot of you did too. Hopefully this arrest will open Fairley’s eyes a bit.

  84. rmc1995 says: May 28, 2012 11:56 AM

    sonoco says:
    Nice rationalizing there . . . equating Fairly to Aldon Smith and Harbaugh. You had to go back seven years for Harbaugh and then refer to a first time “offender” who 1) Wasn’t driving 100 mph, 2) Didn’t try to evade, and 3) Wasn’t just busted with pot two months ago. Other than that it was just the same.

    *********************************
    Harbaugh has a history of making mistakes, and repeating mistakes. We can go back to Harbaugh breaking his hand after punching Jim Kelly in the head to show he is a hot head. Schwartz has no such history. None. So when a 49er fan tries to paint Schwartz as a enabler or a bad example for getting in a first time scuffle with a guy that has a long history of being a loose cannon, it’s quite appropriate to call out Harbaugh’s history, no matter how far back.

    Aldon Smith is a star player, Fairly was injured and didn’t come close to contributing what Smith did last season. So, Aldon Smith stupidity is much worse in terms of how it could effect the team. A DUI is a DUI. Someone can get killed at 45 mph as they can at 100 mph if there is a drunk behind the wheel. It’s the same offense in my book. Plenty of first time DUI “offenders” learn the hard way.

    Heck, I could stretch it and say that Fairly had some character questions going to the Lions so no one should be surprised. He was a lost cause. However, Smith was a choir boy until he went to the 49ers?

    In any case, it’s makes no sense to try to blame either coach for the behavior of their players.

  85. 1historian says: May 28, 2012 12:00 PM

    If there is anyone who wants a good example of really, REALLY stupid behavior – this will do.

  86. vikescry1 says: May 28, 2012 12:13 PM

    noeffinway says:
    May 27, 2012 5:17 PM
    Yes, Fairley is stupid.
    Yes, Fairley needs to be punished and helped.
    Does this affect the Lions win/loss this coming season? Not in the least bit. Nothing lost here, he didn’t contribute anything last year either.
    Is the coach and/or management responsible for Fairley doing what he did? That’s a joke – of course they are NOT.
    ********The fact remains that the Lions still have less arrests since the year 2000 than any other team in the NFC North.

    So haters can hate, but they are ignoring the facts. ———————————————————————————————————————————————- so what your saying is that the lions are going to win anyway? and that fairly isn’t expected to improve this year? as a past first round selection? and of course it’s not the coach’s fault, we all know some players don’t realize what they have until it’s gone right? but with all the problems the lions have had if the coach and GM, had some brass they might start thinking about teaching these young players that they represent the lions even in the offseason. and have classes to help them learn how to act with all that money. no one’s perfect but to say this doesn’t effect your teams future is ignorant.

  87. billhicks666 says: May 28, 2012 12:25 PM

    This guy clearly doesn’t get it. He has that sense of entitlement that a lot of these elite athletes have. He does this garbage because he knows he’ll get away with it. The only thing that might get through to this guy would be to cut him – and that ain’t going to happen – or to dock him a substantial amount of money, and that would have to be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, and I don’t see the players union allowing that to happen.

  88. 3yardsandacloud says: May 28, 2012 12:32 PM

    I love the haters on this site. What happened to innocent until proven guilty?

    The allegations are he was doing 100MPH, while intoxicated, with no proof of insurance (which is not the same as not having insurance and will be dropped as soon as he appears in court showing he had insurance, I digress) and with an open container.

    He doesn’t get a pass. He needs to be accountable. BUT what if he blew .06, it was an empty beer can and he was just speeding?

    Kind of blows the seriousness of the accusations away. Time will tell what exactly was going on and I’m sure he’s going to get 4 games for this offseason, but this is a young man who is doing what young men tend to do. He needs to grow up, just like some of the other guys on this team. That in no way makes him a bust or any of the other nonsense people on this site are claiming.

  89. cometkazie says: May 28, 2012 2:23 PM

    I don’t know if I’d go so far as to call Fairley stupid. He’s just a young kid who still believes he’s invincible who needs to mature. I did a lot of dumb things when I was young and I’m sure a lot of you did too. Hopefully this arrest will open Fairley’s eyes a bit.
    +=+=+

    My argument is that a 24y old is not “just a young kid.”

    When I was 24, I had completed 2y active duty as a Field Artillery officer and was working my first civilian job as a degreed chemist. Many 24y olds are captains/O3 and very responsible.

    Fairley’s problems, as many of the listeauxs have pointed out, stem from his attitude, not his age.

    Think of Cecil “The Diesel” Collins and look where he is now.

  90. benchwarmer69 says: Jun 2, 2012 4:05 PM

    “Nick Fairley passed a state trooper while driving 100 mph”

    -Well, duh. That’s the only way to drive the getaway car.

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