Some of the details have emerged from Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley's arrest for driving under the influence and attempting to elude police. Specifically, we now know that Fairley was arrested at 1:13 a.m. in Alabama by State Troopers. We also now know that Fairley was pulled over in the first place because he was speeding. Here are more details:
According to the release, Fairley was traveling 100 m.p.h. in his 2010 Cadillac Escalade when he passed a police car patrolling westbound I-10. Fairley initially refused to yield to emergency lights and sirens, and "showed signs of impairment" when he eventually stopped, the release said.
Fairley, who decided to decline a Breathalyzer test, was also cited for the following violations: reckless driving, having an open container and not having proof of insurance.
Following the arrest, the Lions released their usual statement on these kinds of issues. It simply said that the team is "aware of the reports" and is "in the process of gathering more information." You can bet Jim Schwartz and players on the team will be asked about the arrest on Tuesday after the team's next OTA is held.
(By the way, as pointed out by Dave Birkett, Fairley speeding at 100 miles per hour tops Ndamukong Suh's ticket for going 91 miles per hour earlier in the offseason. Fittingly, Suh will be the Grand Marshal of this upcoming weekend's Belle Isle Grand Prix.)