Detroit Lions star Nick Fairley has been arrested again, this time on charges of driving under the influence and evading police.
Nick Fairley, defensive tackle for the troubled Lions, was arrested Sunday at about 1 a.m. EDT after police in Mobile, Ala., allegedly clocked his Cadillac Escalade going 100 mph, according to the Associated Press in a report carried by the Huffington Post.
Fairly was also hit with charges of reckless driving, having an open container, and failure to provide proof of insurance, the Detroit Free Press reported. Fairley was released Sunday at about 9 a.m. after posting $1,750 bond, the newspaper reported.
This is the second time in as many months that the star has found himself in trouble with the law, as he was picked up by police in Mobile and charged with marijuana possession in April, for which the former Auburn University star will be arraigned in July.
It's not the first stain on the Lions' record over the past year, as star running back Mikel Leshoure and offensive tackle Johnny Culbreath have both been hit with drug-possession charges. Meanwhile, wide receiver Titus Young punched safety Louis Delmas this month, and he has not been back at Detroit practice since, the Free Press reported.
Sports observers are beginning to take note of the litany of bad publicity that just keeps flowing out of the Detroit Lions' organization. On Monday, an ESPN reporter asked a logical question on the sports channel: Are the Detroit Lions out of control?
It appears that may be the case, as the team's head coach, Jim Schwartz, has been unable to stop his players from continuing to embarrass the organization.
It remains to be seen what types of repercussions Nick Fairley will face for his alleged actions, but even if he somehow avoids major NFL penalties, he has tarred his name just as his career is beginning. Let's hope this is the last we hear about Nick Fairley's life off the field.