Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley was arrested on Sunday morning in Alabama. The Detroit Lions first-round draft pick in 2011 was stopped as he drove past a state trooper at 100 mph in his Cadillac Escalade in unincorporated Mobile County.
The 24-year-old NFLer at first refused to stop for the officers lights and sirens but eventually pulled over and “seemed” impaired. According to the officer Fairley was arrested after the stop without further incident.
Along with the DUI Fairley was cited for reckless driving, no proof of insurance and traveling with an open container. After his arrest Fairley posted a $1,750 bond and was released just after 9 a.m.
Following the arrest Lions spokesman Bill Keenist said the Detroit Lions were aware of the DUI arrest and were still collection information. Fairley’s agent in the meantime is not returning calls for more information.
You may recall that on April 3 Nick Fairley was also arrested in Mobile for misdemeanor marijuana possession, that arrest occurred after a concerned citizen called police after Fairley sped through the lower-middle class neighborhood in Mobile.
The Detroit Lions have had big hopes for Nick Fairley, however during his rookie year he played in just 10 games while scoring 11 tackles and one sack. Fairley sat out the rest of the season because of a foot injury.
The Detroit Lions has had its fair share of bad off-season behavior including Mikel Leshoure who pled guilty in May to marijuana possession two months after police pulled him over in southwestern Michigan during a routine traffic stop. Just like his Leshoure was also part of the 2011 draft class selected by the Detroit Lions.