May 21, 2012; Allen Park, MI, USA; Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley (98) during organized team activities at Detroit Lions training facility. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley has been arrested -- again. Fairley was arrested back in April on a charge of marijuana possession, and he was arrested again early Sunday morning, this time for a much more serious offense. Fairley was charged with driving under the influence, as well as attempting to elude police, according to WALA. He also was ticketed for reckless driving, no proof of insurance and having an open container, according to the report.
Here are more details:
Alabama State Troopers say Fairley was arrested shortly after 1:00 a.m. Sunday on I-10 near the intersection of Highway 90 in Tillman’s Corner. [...]
He posted $1750 bond and was released shortly after 9:00 Sunday morning.
Clearly, Fairley didn't learn from the mistake he made earlier in the offseason. He has now been arrested twice in two months, with the most recent charge involving a DUI and attempting to elude police. At this point, I think it's safe to say he will be facing a suspension. We've been talking about how long Mikel Leshoure will be suspended for being caught with marijuana on two separate occasions, and it seems likely that Fairley's arrests for marijuana possession and a DUI/attempting to elude police will land him in serious trouble with Roger Goodell.
Fairley may have a lot of promise on the field, but he is officially a big concern off of it for the Lions.