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First Cheech Mikel Leshoure is arrested for possession of drugs. Now it's Chong's Nick Fairley's turn.
Al.com, via the Mobile Press-Register:
Detroit Lions defensive lineman Nick Fairley was arrested this afternoon in Mobile on a 2nd-degree marijuana possession charge, according to records at Mobile County Metro Jail.
Fairley, 24, was held at the jail on $1,000 bail. Mobile police said that Fairley was originally stopped earlier in the afternoon because of a suspended driver's license.
"Say cheese marijuana!"
At the very least, this bust looks to be a first offense for Fairley. If it turns out to be as such, he'll be placed in the NFL drug program, but won't face a suspension. Thank goodness for small favors.
Once again, the immaturity of the Lions players comes to the forefront. They know the NFL frowns on the use of illegal drugs (don't they know what "ILLEGAL" even means?), with the risk of fines and suspension if caught...yet they blaze away.
I'm no prude or prohibitionist, by any means. I used in the day, back when I was Leshoure's and Fairley's age. But I wasn't making millions as an athlete, either.
When you have a contract on the line, and an NFL team having invested millions in you, it's out and out stupid to put yourself at risk for a little chronic.
It's confirmed. The Detroit Lions have a roster full of players who love to partake in the smoking of weed. Mary Jane. Chronic. Pot. You name it, apparently the Lions will smoke it.
I just hope someone on the Lions takes control of this situation (be it Jim Schwartz or other players) before things really get ridiculous...if they aren't already.
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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...
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley was arrested on charges of marijuana possession on Tuesday in his hometown of Mobile, Alabama, according to the sheriff's website.
Fairley, 24, was pulled over by police after residents complained about his vehicle speeding through a neighborhood, AL.com reported.
He was charged with second-degree possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor...
As if the Detroit Lions' problems with player personnel the past few years wasn't enough, here is another sign of trouble. The recent news of three 2011 draft picks getting busted for marijuana possession this offseason carries significant implications for the team and the players. The three draftees, Nick Fairley, Mikel Leshoure, and Johnny Culbreath, have all been cited...
Yet again, a Detroit Lions player is in trouble with the law, and once again the charges will be related to marijuana. Nick Fairley was arrested today and is being charged with second degree possession of Marijuana. Fairley was stopped due to a suspended license. Fairley was arrested after police found marijuana in his possession.
This is the third marijuana related incident by...
Nick Fairley/Courtesy: al.com-mobile county sheriffs dept.((al.com)) This is kind of silly. Except he's a professional athlete who is on his offseason, so it's not as crazy as it kind of sounds.Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley was arrested and charged with 2nd degree Marijuana possession Tuesday afternoon in Mobile, Alabama.Before you ask what he was doing in Mobile...
The Detroit Lions sure love to smoke some weed every now and done.
Back in January, the team’s offensive tackle Johnny Culbreath was arrested for possession of marijuana after a surveillance camera found him putting blunts in his drawer inside his hotel room.
Then just last month, running back Mikel Leshoure was pleaded guilty for his possession of it. Then about two weeks after...
One day after the Detroit Lions second round draft pick Mikel LeShoure was busted on Marijuana Possession charges, the Lions first round pick Nick Fairley busted on the same charges.
Fairley was busted in Mobile Alabama on second degree possession charges and driving on a suspended drivers license. He missed a few games due to injury last season, coming in to finish the year with...
Detroit Lions running back Mikel Leshoure , who missed his entire rookie season because of a ruptured Achilles tendon, will be arraigned Monday on a marijuana possession charge, the Detroit Free Press reported.
According to the Free Press, this is the second time in two months Leshoure has faced marijuana charges. On Feb. 18, he was cited during a traffic stop for possession of...
A year ago this month, Mikel Leshoure was selected in the second round of the NFL draft by the Detroit Lions.
There were high hopes for the 6-foot, 227-pound running back, but not much has gone right for Leshoure since that day.
He was scheduled to be arraigned in Berrien County (Mich.) for a second possession-of-marijuana offense in less than a month. The first came on Feb. 18...
Stephon Gilmore will have to wait. The article I had planned to write about the star corner from South Carolina who has become a potential target for the Detroit Lions has been pushed aside for now.
Why? Because the Lions can’t seem to stay out of trouble.
Within just two weeks of each other, two soon-to-be second year Lions were arrested for possession of marijuana.
Mike Leshoure’s NFL career consists of one torn Achilles tendon, two marijuana possession charges, one missed arraignment and ZERO carries. A 2011 second-round pick out of Illinois, Leshoure tore his Achilles tendon before preseason games began last season. His bruising running style was sorely missed in a weak Lions running game last season. Big things were expected, but...
Detroit Lions running back Mikel Leshoure failed to show up in court Monday for his arraignment on a charge of marijuana possession.
Leshoure could face contempt of court charges, according to a Berrien County (Mich.) prosecutor.
The second-year running back was cited for marijuana possession twice in a two-week period.
He was arrested on March 12 when a police officer spotted...
Detroit Lions running back Mikel LeShoure is facing a possession of marijuana charge.
According to the Detroit Free Press, he'll be arraigned on Monday.
LeShoure missed his rookie season with a ruptured Achilles tendon.
Per the report, LeShoure was spotted trying to eat the marijuana after a traffic stop on March 12 where he was a passenger
The Detroit Lions have found their new Charles Rogers. The former first-round draft pick was long on potential, stupidity and arrests and short on production.
The guy getting ready to take Rogers place in Lions’ lore is running back Mikel Leshoure. Last year’s second-round pick has racked up two marijuana charges since February. Today, he didn’t show up for court and a warrant...
The running back position.
It is easily the Lions' most unstable position given the talent on staff. Expect this instability to have effects on how the Lions approach the upcoming draft.
It is true that reports are encouraging that Mikel Leshoure is on track, even ahead of schedule, to return from a devastating Achilles injury. Kevin Smith has been resigned. Jahvid Best is...