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Detroit Lions’ Nick Fairley Apologizes After Second Arrest

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley, who has been arrested twice in recent months, posted an apology on Facebook this morning:

“After taking some much-needed time to reflect on recent incidents, and after conversations with my advisors, teammates, and members of the Lions organization, I would like to make the following statement:

“I want to personally apologize to my fans, teammates and the Detroit Lions organization for bringing this unwanted attention to our team. I recognize my actions were inexcusable and I personally need to uphold the expected standard of behavior of a professional athlete. I do not take for granted this opportunity and feel blessed everyday to play in the NFL.

“At this time, I am fully cooperating with the Mobile, Ala. Police Department. I am now focused on moving forward and committing my focus to football. I would like to thank everyone for your concern and understanding.”

Fairley was arrested in Mobile County, Ala., on May 27, after a state trooper said he was traveling at 100 m.p.h. in his Cadillac Escalade. He was cited for reckless driving, no proof of insurance and having an open container.

Fairley also was arrested April 3 in Mobile, Ala., for possessing marijuana.

Fairley was Detroit’s first-round draft pick in 2011, after playing at Auburn.


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