Originally posted on Diehardsport  |  Last updated 5/28/12
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
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