Originally written May 14, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley was due to be arraigned on Monday on a misdemeanor charge of marijuana, but the arraignment was adjourned to July 31 to give his attorney, Sidney Harrell Jr., time to review thee case Fairley, 24, was arrested on April 3 in his hometown of Mobile, Alabama, after police found a small amount of the drug in his car during a traffic stop. The Lions' first-round pick (13th overall) in the 2011 draft, Fairley played in 10 regular-season games for the Lions last season and recorded 15 tackles, including one sack. He made two more tackles in the Lions' Wild Card playoff game against the Saints. Harrell told the judge that Fairley is in a first-step substance abuse program, and has passed a drug test since his arrest. Two other Lions players have been arrested on marijuana-related charges this off-season: offensive tackle Johnny Culbreath and running back Mikel Leshoure.
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