Detroit DT Fairley arrested early Sunday

MOBILE, Ala. — Less than two months after being arrested on charges of marijuana possession in Mobile, Ala., Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley was arrested again on Sunday around 1 a.m. on charges of driving under the influence on an Alabama highway, state troopers told WALA, the FOX television affiliate in Mobile.

Fairley, a former Auburn player whose hometown is Mobile, was also charged with attempting to elude police, along with being ticketed for reckless driving, no proof of insurance and having an open container of alcohol in the vehicle.

WALA reported that Fairley, 24, posted $1,750 bond and was released.

It is the fifth time a Lions player has been arrested since the season ended. Running back Mikel Leshoure was charged twice for marijuana possession and offensive tackle Johnny Culbreath once for the same offense.

What's more, receiver Titus Young got into a fight with a teammate, reportedly sucker-punching safety Louis Delmas during an off-field workout.

All four of the players who have gotten into trouble were selected in the 2011 NFL Draft. Fairley was the No. 13 pick overall, Leshoure and Young were taken in the second round, and Culbreath was a seventh-rounder.

Fairley, Leshoure and Young are being counted on to contribute heavily this season. Fairley and Leshoure, however, now face potential suspensions of up to four games from the NFL for being two-time offenders.

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