DETROIT (NFL/Newsfeed) — Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley was arrested by Alabama State Troopers on Sunday morning for driving beneath the influence and attempting to elude police, according to the Mobile County Sheriff’s office.
WALA-Television in Mobile, Ala. reported Fairley was taken into custody shortly after 1 a.m. and was released on $ 1,750 bond shortly following 9 a.m. Troopers also told the tv station that Fairley was ticketed for reckless driving, no proof of insurance and possessing an open container.
The Lions released a statement addressing the arrest, saying, “We are aware of the reports and are in the procedure of gathering a lot more details.”
For Fairley, this is his second arrest in his native Alabama in the last two months. On April three, Fairley was arrested by Mobile police for possession of marijuana.
A Mobile native who played his college ball at Auburn University, the 6-foot-3, 291-pound Fairley was chosen with the 13th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft and signed a four-year contract worth $ 9.889 million, fully guaranteed. A foot injury restricted Fairley to just 10 games and 21 percent of the team’s defensive snaps final season, with Fairley contributing 15 tackles and a quarterback sack.
Fairley is one particular of 3 members of the Lions’ 2011 draft class to be arrested given that the conclusion of the last season. Former seventh-round offensive lineman Johnny Culbreath was arrested in South Carolina in January and second-round running back Mikel Leshoure was arrested twice for possession of marijuana (February 18, March 12) in a span of a month. Wide receiver Titus Young was not arrested, but was absent from the begin of last week’s OTAs right after sucker-punching teammate Louis Delmas in the course of offseason workouts.
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