DETROIT (97.1 The Ticket) In the third marijuana bust to rock the Detroit sports world in the last two days, defensive lineman Nick Fairley was arrested Tuesday afternoon in Mobile, Ala., on a pot possession charge.
Sources said Fairley, 24, posted $1,000 bail at about 3 p.m., about two hours after he was arrested.
He was busted close to his mom’s house; police were tipped off by neighbors who called and said he was speeding through the streets, sources said.
Marijuana was found on his person when he was stopped, police said. The charge is a misdemeanor.
Fairley was the 13th overall NFL draft pick just a year ago. He came from Auburn, where he set a single-season school record with 21.0 tackles for loss and 10.5 sacks. A broken foot sidelined him much of his rookie year, but coach Jim Schwartz has recently been singing Fairley’s praises, saying he’s gained 18 pounds of muscle since last season. See a Fairley photo gallery here.
He’s the third local sports star busted this week: The Lions Mkel Leshoure faces his second marijuana charge after he was arrested this week in Berrien County while driving with a friend. He had an earlier charge in the same area just a few weeks before. In his second go-round, Leshoure allegedly tried to avoid arrest by stuffing the marijuana in his mouth, claiming to police it was potpourri.
The Michigan State Spartans suspended Derrick Nix earlier Tuesday after it was revealed he was arrested Monday night in East Lansing for driving with marijuana in his vehicle.