Detroit Lions defensive tackle - Nick Fairley was charged with a second-degree marijuana possession on Tuesday Afternoon in Mobile, Alabama.
After police received a several complains from the citizens about suspicious Cadillac Escalade speeding thru the neighborhood, Fairley was pooled over. The officer smelled marijuana inside the car and found a small amount in the ashtray. After what Nick and the passenger (who's name wasn't announced) were booked into Mobile's metro jail facility, but shortly released on $1000 bond.
The Lions said they are aware of Fairley's arrest and are gathering more information.
Fairley was a standout at Auburn University and the Lion's first draft pick. As a junior, he was the Lombardi award winner as the nation's top lineman and helped led the Tigers to the 2010 national title.
Two other Lions have been cited for a total of three drug related offenses this off-season:
- In January - offensive tackle, Johnny Culbreath.
- In March - running back, Mikle Leshoure.
All three players could face discipline under the NFL's drug policy.