Lions' Fairley arrested for pot possession

Defensive tackle Nick Fairley stands with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected as...

Defensive tackle Nick Fairley stands with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected as the 13th overall pick by the Detroit Lions in the 2011 NFL football Draft. (REUTERS)

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MOBILE, ALABAMA - Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley was arrested in his home town of Mobile, Alabama for second-degree marijuana possession Tuesday.

According to a report on al.com, Mobile police were called to the Morningside Manor neighborhood of Mobile for a car speeding through the neighborhood several times around noon.

When the vehicle, which was being driven by Fairley, was pulled over, police found marijuana in the 24-year-old's possession.

He was then arrested and released on $1,000 bail. Second-degree marijuana possession is a misdemeanor in Alabama.

 


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