Nick Fairley, the Detroit Lions defensive tackle, was clocked at 100 miles per hour in Alabama in Sunday’s early morning hours, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. According to the report, Alabama State Troopers pulled him over at 1:14 a.m. and charged him with driving under the influence, attempting to elude police, reckless driving, no proof of insurance and having an open container.
Birkett reported that Fairley posted a bail of $1,750 and was released at 9 a.m. Sunday morning. He also said that Fairley’s agent, Brian Overstreet, would not return calls and attempts to reach Fairley on his cell phone resulted in an automated message saying that the number has been disconnected. Birkett said that the Lions acknowledged the incident but would not make a comment until all of the information has been made available:
“We are aware of the reports and are in the process of gathering more information,” the Lions said in a statement today.
This is not Fairley’s first run-in with the law. He’s been arrested twice now in the last two months; Fairley is due to appear in court in July after being charged in April with a misdemeanor for possession of marijuana.
Jason McIntyre of TheBigLead.com tweeted a photo of his mugshot, along with the nugget that Fairley was around the corner from his mothers house.