Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley was arrested in Alabama on charges of DUI and evading arrest, according to ESPN.
This was the former Auburn University standout's second arrest in his home state in the past 2 months.
Fairley, 24, drove past a state trooper at approximately 100 mph in his Cadillac Escalade in unincorporated Mobile County early Sunday morning, according to a police report.
Initially Fairley refused to stop when the state trooper hit his emergency lights and siren, but he eventually yielded and pulled over, which is when the trooper noticed that Fairley seemed to be driving while impaired. He was then arrested without incident.
Fairely was additionally cited for reckless driving, driving without proof of insurance and driving with an open container. The defensive lineman posted $1,750 bond and was released shortly after 9 a.m. on Sunday.
Lions spokesman Bill Keenist says the team is aware of the reports and is gathering information.
As previously mentioned, this arrest is yet another blemish on an offseason that Fairley and the Lions would like to soon forget. He was also arrested on April 3 in Mobile, AL for misdemeanor marijuana possession after locals called to complain that Fairley's Escalade was speeding through a lower-middle class neighborhood in Mobile.
The Lions had extremely high expectations for Fairley when they selected the Lombardi Award winner with their first round draft pick just last year out of Auburn. Yet, Fairley's rookie season was less than stellar as he played in just 10 games due to a foot injury and finished the season with a mere 11 tackles and 1 sack.
Because Fairley has now been arrested twice it is highly likely that the NFL's no-nonsense Commissioner Roger Goodell will suspend him to open the 2012 NFL season, even if he is not convicted in either of the 2 cases.
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