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Fairley appeals DUI sentence

Nick Fairley, Michael Vick AP

Rejected (so far) for inclusion in a pretrial diversion program, Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley will appeal a sentence imposed last month by a judge in Alabama.

According to the Detroit Free Press, Judge Sarah Stewart will consider on November 8 a challenge to a six-month suspended jail term, one year of probation, and a $600 fine.  Judge George Hardesty imposed the sanctions on Fairley as a result of a May 27 arrest for DUI, and other charges.

A diversion program, if successfully completed, would result in the charges being removed from Fairley’s record.  He would still be subject to potential discipline from the NFL.

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15 Responses to “Fairley appeals DUI sentence”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: Oct 23, 2012 8:32 PM

    On the grounds of temporary insensibility.

  2. thegreatgabbert says: Oct 23, 2012 8:36 PM

    Nick was unfarily convicted.

  3. seanx40 says: Oct 23, 2012 9:27 PM

    In other words, his lawyer needed a way to squeeze more money out of this.

  4. hay1111 says: Oct 23, 2012 9:34 PM

    dude just pay the 600 bucks, act like a civilized person for 365, and be done with it. what a moron

  5. randallflagg52 says: Oct 23, 2012 10:01 PM

    It’s sick that all these famous people get off so easy with DUI’s. 600 dollars, one year probation, a chance to have the charge expunged? Got to be kidding me…

  6. themajorleagueblog says: Oct 23, 2012 10:05 PM

    Talk about throwing your life away

  7. tomnickle says: Oct 23, 2012 10:15 PM

    $600 for a DUI? Are you kidding me?

    Charge that man-child $5,000 and put it back into the county where his offense occurred in a constructive way.

  8. noeffinway says: Oct 23, 2012 10:31 PM

    hay1111 says: Oct 23, 2012 9:34 PM

    dude just pay the 600 bucks, act like a civilized person for 365, and be done with it. what a moron
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    ummm, it’s his right, moron.

  9. 515054mlb says: Oct 23, 2012 10:43 PM

    $600.00 that’s going to hurt his pocket. What a joke. Hope the NFL diggs deeper into his pockets and puts the money towards people killed by drunk drivers. On an unrelated topic wonder why the Lions can’t win games??? Oh that’s right they are undisciplined on the field also!!!

  10. Ponsonby_Britt says: Oct 23, 2012 10:50 PM

    Just heard an ad on the radio today about the penalties (in my state) for buzzed driving, as well as the massive legal fees. $600 is a drop in the bucket, Nick, pay the man and go your way.

  11. tfbuckfutter says: Oct 23, 2012 11:11 PM

    How do you appeal a six month suspended sentence?

    “Listen judge, this is just unreasonable. Staying out of trouble for six months? C’mon!”

  12. shaggytoodle says: Oct 24, 2012 12:15 AM

    randallflagg52 says:Oct 23, 2012 10:01 PM

    It’s sick that all these famous people get off so easy with DUI’s. 600 dollars, one year probation, a chance to have the charge expunged? Got to be kidding me…
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    It drives me nuts as well. These clowns can take a limo anywhere they want, and they can’t figure out how get a DD.

  13. kingfish4242 says: Oct 24, 2012 7:38 AM

    515054mlb says:
    Oct 23, 2012 10:43 PM
    $600.00 that’s going to hurt his pocket. What a joke. Hope the NFL diggs deeper into his pockets and puts the money towards people killed by drunk drivers. On an unrelated topic wonder why the Lions can’t win games??? Oh that’s right they are undisciplined on the field also!!!

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    Bingo!!!! You beat me to it. The Lions will never win anything under HC Jim Schwartz Imo. The team is too undisciplined and that is on the Head Coach. After Suh Stomped that Packer on Thanksgiving day, He should have been pulled off the field and suspended one game. As Jimmy Johnson said after the game. You either condemn it or condone it. Schwartz condones way too much bad behavior.

  14. kingfish4242 says: Oct 24, 2012 7:48 AM

    tomnickle says:
    Oct 23, 2012 10:15 PM
    $600 for a DUI? Are you kidding me?

    Charge that man-child $5,000 and put it back into the county where his offense occurred in a constructive way.

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    It is a very light sentence indeed. In my county,a first offense is a 1500.00 dollar fine,one years license suspension and the charge stays on your record for 5 years. A 2nd offense is 5 Grand,3 years license suspension plus another 5 years. A 3rd offense is 10 years in the state pen with permanent license revocation.

    Fwiw, I enjoy a good drink like most everyone,but when I go out to do it, I either have a designated driver or call a cab if a DD is unavailable. Heck, some Cab companies here offer free ride homes if someone is too drunk to drive. You can pay them later,or in some cases the fee is reimbursed by the county. Bottom Line-there is no reason to get behind the wheel if you’ve been drinking whatsoever.

  15. purpleguy says: Oct 24, 2012 10:47 AM

    Does the diversion program include classes in developing common sense and responsibility? If not, Fairley will be back for a probation violation in a year.

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