The Detroit Lion’s lineman, Nick Fairley, was arrested in Mobile County on May 27th. He was clocked by a state trooper at the excessive speed of 100mph while driving his Cadillac Escalade. He’s reported by WALA-TV as attempting to elude police officers near the intersection of Highway 90 and Tillman’s Corner, on I-10.
Aside from the DUI arrest, he was also ticketed for reckless driving, no proof of insurance, and an open container. This was the second arrest for the 2011 first-round draft pick from Auburn. The first arrest occurred April 3rd for possession of marijuana.
Apparently though, he’s not the lone Lion with a problem of staying out of trouble during the offseason. Two other 2011 Lion draft picks have also been caught in possession of marijuana. Running back Mikel Leshoure was also arrested twice, as well as offensive tackle Johnny Culbreath.
Fairley was an All-American at Auburn after having been a local high school star. His bond was posted at $1750, and he was released around 9 a.m. He has made a public apology for his behavior.
“I want to personally apologize to my fans, teammates and the Detroit Lions organization for bringing this unwanted attention to our team,” Fairley said on Facebook. “I recognize my actions were inexcusable and I personally need to uphold the expected standard of behavior of a professional athlete. I do not take for granted this opportunity and feel blessed every day to play in the NFL.”
Fairley claims to be cooperating with authorities and refocusing on football.
As for Leshoure, he was suspended two games and fined an additional two game checks for violating the NFL policy and program for substances of abuse.
Culbreath paid a fine of $412 to end his charge of simple possession of marijuana in Orangeburg County, South Carolina.