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Fairley seeks placement in diversion program

Nick Fairley AP

As the Lions try to dig out of a 1-2 hole to start the season, some players continue to try to dig out of the legal hole into which they fell during the offseason.

Defensive tackle Nick Fairley has asked to be placed in a pre-trial diversion program to resolve charges of drunk driving and fleeing police.  According to the Associated Press, Fairley’s lawyer has filed paperwork offering to stipulate to a DUI in exchange for attending an anti-DUI course.

A judge will have to approve the move.  For now, though, the offer was enough to pull the plug on a trial that was due to begin on Wednesday.

Instead, Fairley was at practice.  “I’m glad to be out there on the field,” he said, while declining to address any details of the case.

Though a first offense DUI ordinarily doesn’t result in a suspension, Fairley has a pending marijuana charge that could, depending on how it’s resolved, result in a temporary ban.

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6 Responses to “Fairley seeks placement in diversion program”
  1. dkhhuey says: Sep 27, 2012 10:12 AM

    Thank god – I’m really glad they’re back – not because they are better refs, but because I am sick and tired of listening to all of the media heads bitching and moaning about it all day long!

  2. knackstermyea says: Sep 27, 2012 10:33 AM

    Fairley should have to pay just like any average citizen. He isn’t special.

  3. dmvtransplant says: Sep 27, 2012 10:57 AM

    This guy is so low on the IQ chart I won’t be surprised if someone had to hold his hand when he signed his contract.

  4. oldbyrd says: Sep 27, 2012 10:59 AM

    Think The Lions are worried about further complications down the road with this looser. Some Dudes never learn, some Dudes don’t care to learn, some Dudes can’t be taught….Fairley is all three.

  5. tabcdef9 says: Sep 27, 2012 11:11 AM

    I’ve looked at photos of Fairley, and his recent actions in life, and I fail to see any real intelligence. And he’s going have to create that from somewhere or there’s going to be repeat DUI and dope incidents (or worse) in the future. Maybe the diversion program(s) will wake him up.

  6. datdangdrewdundunituhgin says: Sep 27, 2012 8:56 PM

    wait, hold on…. you looked at photos of him? and heard stories? and then you’ve decided to make a judgement call on the young man’s INTELLIGENCE?

    i’m not saying the guy is a genius, or even smart – but please let’s not cast an intelligence call on someone from looking at photos. i mean, really!?

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