Found June 08, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
Nick Fairley didn't have much to say regarding two arrests this offseason. The No.13 pick in the 2011 draft issued a statement on his Facebook page Friday. "I want to personally apologize to my fans, teammates and the Detroit Lions organization for bringing this unwanted attention to our team. I recognize my actions were inexcusable and I personally need to uphold the expected standard of behavior of a professional athlete," the statement read. "I do not take for granted this opportunity and feel blessed everyday to play in the NFL. At this time, I am fully cooperating with the Mobile, Ala., police department. I am now focused on moving forward and committing my focus to football. I would like to thank everyone for your concern and understanding." Fairley is expected to face NFL discipline as repeat offender. He was arrested for marijuana possession in April and cited for DUI May 27. The Lions have been in the news for several off-field incidents, inclu...

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley issues an apology.

Coming into the 2012 off-season, DT Nick Fairley was poised to be the heart of the Detroit Lions defensive line while teammate Ndamukong Suh was due to be it’s soul. Please click the link below to read this feature and watch analysis video on Fairley's situation

Lions' Fairley apologizes for legal issues on Facebook

Nick Fairley, the Detroit Lions defensive lineman who has had two recent run-ins with the law, apologized for his actions on his Facebook page on Friday. "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...

Lions’ Nick Fairley offers apology via Facebook

The Lions and Nick Fairley have been abnormally quiet since his second arrest this offseason.  On April 3, Fairley was arrested for possession of marijuana near his home in Mobile, Alabama.  On May 27 in Mobile, he was tagged for suspicion of drunk driving after passing a police officer going north of 100mph. Fairley was back at practice on May 29, but has been secluded from the...

Lions lead NFL in arrests

ALLEN PARK, Mich. Statistics are for losers - or, in this case, law-breakers. You want to lead the league in rushing, points allowed, turnover margin. You just dont want to lead in arrests. Sadly, thats where the Detroit Lions rank in 2012, according to research by the San Diego Union-Tribune. The newspaper tracked arrests and citations involving NFL players that were more serious...

Lions welcome Avril, but no sign he's ready to return

The Lions don't expect defensive end Cliff Avril to participate in their mandatory minicamp next week, but they want it known that he is more than welcome. "We know he's working hard and we'd like to have him back out here," coach Jim Schwartz said. "But business is business. As soon as we can we will welcome him right back and hope that he will pick...

Bench warrant issued for Rogers

A bench warrant has been issued for Charles Rogers after the former Detroit Lions wide receiver failed to appear at a court hearing in Saginaw. The 31-year-old is charged with making a malicious phone call and conspiring to commit that crime on March 5-6 and possessing marijuana, possessing an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle on a suspended...

Sources: Avril talks going nowhere

There has been no significant progress in negotiations between Detroit officials and franchise defensive end Cliff Avril, according to sources from both sides. Earlier this week, Lions' president Tom Lewand seemed to indicate the club preferred the four-year vet sign his $10.6 million tender before any kind of long-term contract discussions would advance, but Avril doesn&...

Detroit Lions Links: Willie Young Ready to Take the Next Step

Willie Young had three sacks last season and showed enough promise that the Lions are starting to count on him for the future Continue reading →

Pitcock returns after video game craving

Former first-team All-American defensive tackle Quinn Pitcock is eyeing a return to the NFL after his career was derailed by depression and video game addiction. Pitcock had a solid rookie season after being selected by the Indianapolis Colts in the third round of the 2007 draft, but abruptly retired prior to training camp for the 2008 season because of an addiction to the popular...

Fellow players still respect Suh

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The media labeled him as one of the NFLs dirtiest players in the wake of the Suh Stomp. Some Lions fans even turned on him. Ndamukong Suhs reputation as a whole took a serious hit last year -- except, apparently, with his peers. The NFL Network is in the process of counting down the leagues top 100 players for 2012 and, in a voting by the players themselves...

Nick Fairley's Actions, not Words, Must Speak Loudest from Now on for Detroit Lions

Almost expectedly, Nick Fairley finally broke his silence Friday and apologized in the wake of two ugly offseason incidents, each of which involved drugs and the police. Fairley released the following statement on his Facebook account: "After taking some much-needed time to reflect on recent incidents, and after conversations with my advisors, teammates, and members of the...
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