Originally written on It's Always Sunny in Detroit  |  Last updated 6/8/12

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 media since then.  He has obviously been advised to keep quiet because of the ongoing legal matters, but many expected some sort of statement.

On Friday, the Lions second-year defensive tackle released an apology via his Facebook page:

“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. 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.’’
While the fluffy apology is nice, it was inevitable.  Two arrests in less than two months after a very disappointing rookie season isn’t what you want to see out of (anyone) a former first round pick.  It isn’t good that such a big man is on such thin ice.  Hopefully for the Lions’ sake, you’ll practice what you (or your representatives) drew up here.  My advice: stay the heck out of Mobile.
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