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Forget about needing players to get healthy, the Detroit Lions need players that can stay in the lineup and out of trouble. Last years top two picks, defensive tackle Nick Fairley and Mikel Leshoure were arrested for Marijuana possession several months ago, and for Leshoure it was the second time in a month that he was caught.
Fairley was also arrested for the second time in less than two months, when he was traveling 100 mph in his 2010 Cadillac Escalade under the influence of alcohol.
The issue here is that Roger Goodell has grounds to suspend them both, and it is widely known around the league that Goodell is one for laying the hammer down.
When the Saints bounty-gate scandal came out, he suspended the former defensive coordinator that led the ring indefinitely. Not to mention, he suspended head coach Sean Payton for an entire season.
It is widely believed that Leshoure was the missing piece in the Lions offense. He was considered the runningback that could be the Thunder to Jahvid Best’s Lightning. However, he tore his Achilles in training camp though and never played this past season. If he gets suspended, it could be until week 5 until it is known what he brings to the table as a player. His importance as a player on the Lions went up the second Best received his most recent concussion, and this causes all sorts of problems for the organization. He could be a great change of pace back that would be good at moving the chain.
Fairley on the other hand, missed a great deal of time because of a broken bone in his foot last year, and so the Lions know that their defensive line can survive without him for a decent amount of time if they have to. Hopefully Leshoure and Fairley get their acts together, and hopefully Goodell goes lightly on him.
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Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley was arrested Sunday on charges of DUI and attempting to elude police officers. It is the second time Fairley has been arrested in the last two months.
Nick Fairley is in some hot water again. The Lions defensive tackle was arrested early Sunday morning for driving under the influence of alcohol and trying to elude police, according to Fox10TV.com in Mobile, Ala. Fairley was reportedly cited and ticketed for an open container, reckless driving and having no proof of insurance. He was released on Sunday morning just after 9 a.m....
Despite having more arrests than sacks thus far in his young NFL career, Nick Fairley will remain in the Motor City with the Detroit Lions. Per the Detroit Free-Press, Fairley is not in danger of losing his roster spot with the Lions, confirming “of course” the team is far from ready to cut bait with its
When the Lions selected Nick Fairley 13th overall in 2011, it was viewed as possibly the steal of the draft by many. Fairley was coming off a 12.5 sack season as a defensive tackle for the NCAA Champion Auburn Tigers and was once a candidate for the #1 overall pick. However, he seems to be the exact opposite of a steal so far. He didn’t play much as a rookie thanks to injuries...
After an offseason that has been tainted by a slew of bad press for the Detroit Lions, it appears as though head coach Jim Schwartz has had enough.
After defensive tackle Nick Fairley was once again arrested, this time for DUI and evading police, Schwartz has spoken out.
“I’m a lot of things with that; concerned, angry – there’s a lot of different words,” Schwartz told...
Nick Fairley is having an interesting offseason. And it’s not the good kind of interesting, either. Nearly two months after a separate run-in with the law in Alabama, Fairley found himself in hand cuffs again on Sunday.
Shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday morning, Fairley was arrested in Mobile and charged with DUI and attempting to elude police, according to WALA-TV. State troopers...
Nick Fairley was arrested again, this time for getting a DUI and alluding capture by the cops.
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley was arrested again last night for DUI and charges of alluding arrest according to the following post on twitter: Homer blogger criticized me for being harsh on Lions. Well, Fairley arrested AGAIN: http://t.co/p4CLO2hC — mike freeman...
The knock on Lions’ defensive tackle Nick Fairley during the draft was that he often showed a lack of hustle. Apparently he saves his energy for the fuzz.
Fairley was arrested in Mobile shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday morning for DUI, eluding the police, and reckless driving.
It was less than two months ago on April 3 that he was arrested for marijuana possession, so it looks like...
Yesterday morning, Nick Fairley was arrested for driving under the influence, and now the Associated Press is reporting that he passed an Alabama state trooper driving over 100 miles per hour.
It's common to hear or read about an NFL player being arrested for a minor charge, especially during the news-dry offseason. Even so, this is Fairley's second arrest over the past couple...
The Detroit Lions have endured a chaotic offseason with three players being arrested, but a player which figures to be a key player in the 2012 regular season has now suffered his second arrest this offseason. DT Nick Fairley was arrested early Sunday morning under charges of attempting to elude police officers and driving under the influence.
According to Fox10tv.com out of Mobile...
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Detroit Lions veteran receiver Nate Burleson looks around the locker room and sees the type of talent to make a serious run at a Super Bowl.
"It's rare that you're on a team that actually can win the championship," Burleson said. "That is our goal."
And it is a realistic goal except for one thing: How is the defense that allowed...
Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young and defensive tackle Nick Fairley both returned to OTA’s on Monday.
Young has been missing in action since starting a fight with safety Louis Delmas over a week ago. Fairley on the other hand was arrested this past weekend for attempting to elude police as well as driving under the influence of alcohol. Just last month he...
Even with franchise player Cliff Avril away from the team and unsigned, the absence of second-year wide receiver Titus Young was bigger news last week at Lions organized team activities. Young was back at practice Tuesday and released a statement that didn't clarify the exact reason he wasn't with the team last week. Young reportedly was kept away from the team because...