On Tuesday, defensive lineman Nick Fairley became the third Detroit Lions player in the last three months to be arrested for marijuana possession.
He joins running back Mikel Leshoure and offensive tackle Johnny Culbreath with recent run-ins with the law.
Fairley's arrest for a second-degree marijuana possession charge took place Tuesday afternoon in his hometown of Mobile, Ala., according to the newspaper website al.com.
Police had received a complaint of a car speeding through a neighborhood several times around noon, the website reported. The vehicle was driven by Fairley, who had marijuana in his possession when stopped by police. The second-degree possession charge is a misdemeanor in Alabama.
All three of the players arrested for drug possession were selected in last year's NFL draft by the Lions. Fairley was a first-round pick from Auburn, Leshoure a second-rounder from Illinois and Culbreath a seventh-rounder from South Carolina State.
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