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Nick Fairley has misdemeanor marijuana charge dismissed

Posted by ttwentyman on December 4, 2012 – 12:57 pm

Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley had his misdemeanor marijuana possession charge dismissed by an Alabama judge today.

Fairley was arrested back in April when an Alabama police officer stopped Fairley’s Cadillac Escalade and detected a strong smell of marijuana inside the car and found a small amount in the ashtray.

Fairley has since passed every NFL issued drug test administered to him this season under the league substance abuse program, according to Fairley’s lawyer Sid Harrell.

The judge found that sufficient enough to drop the misdemeanor charges.

Fairley is still due in court in February for a hearing regarding his DUI charge from May, Harrell said.

The second-year defensive tackle was arrested in May for suspicion of DUI after a state trooper in Alabama said Fairley drove by his patrol vehicle going 100 mph.

If a plea can’t be reached at the time of the Feb. 7 court date, a trial would be set for late February.

Fairley was headed back to Detroit Tuesday afternoon to join his teammates for practice Wednesday in preparations for Sunday’s game in Green Bay.


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4 Responses to “Nick Fairley has misdemeanor marijuana charge dismissed”

  1. By Mark on Dec 4, 2012 | Reply

    “Fairley has since passed every NFL issued drug test administered to him this season”

    So if he’s not high then he must just be stupid because he’s spent most of the season lined up in the neutral zone. Seems to be at least two offside penalties against him most games.

  2. By Anthony Miller on Dec 5, 2012 | Reply

    Good 4 u Nick Fairley! Now go on and sin no more!!! I think he’s finally healthy and comfortable and his play is a result of that!!! We just need some defensive backs that actually have ball skills!! I thought DBs actually had to be able to turn and locate the football in coverage!!!! I mean only one of our DBs can turn and locate the football in coverage!!!! The coaches know it it’s on film and i just wonder if the coaches say anything when they see it on film!!! I think they don’t say anything because it keeps happening!!! That is why it starts and ends with the coaches!! It is their fault when they let the players underachieve! Mike Tomlin sure doesn’t put up with it he deactivated his starting RB with no problem and the good coaches make tuff decisions!! Jim Harbaugh isn’t scared to make a difficult decision and that was his most important position! Jim Schwartz can’t even bench the kick returner or the starting TE!! Yeah Titus Young, I’m with coach on that but the TE and KR need the same thing for their actions on the field and he has totally ignored drops,fumbles,untimely fair catches,holding penalties etc…!! Our coach is trying to be the players friend to much it’s time for him to pull off his belt whoop some ass!!!!

  3. By Anthony Miller on Dec 5, 2012 | Reply

    Mark u r 100% correct!!! my exact point!!!! Why is Nick Fairley being allowed to keep on doing that game in and game out??? U know the coaches are seeing it on film and during the games and nothing is ever corrected!!! The team is allowed to make the same mistakes over and over and over again without any type of repercussions behind it!!!! That’s falls squarely on the HEAD COACH!!!! Jim Schwartz needs to clean his act up or be FIRED!!!!!

  4. By Sop Noch on Dec 6, 2012 | Reply

    It’s good to see how much you have improved on and off the field. Way to make your impact felt in the game! Stay healthy and finish strong!

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