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Detroit Lions' Fairley arrested on drug charges

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Authorities say Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley has been arrested in Mobile, Ala. on a charge of possessing marijuana.

Mobile police spokeswoman Ashley Rains says Fairley was arrested Tuesday after citizens called to complain that his Cadillac Escalade was speeding through a lower-middle class neighborhood.

Rains says officers smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle and found a small amount in an ashtray.

Fairley and a passenger were booked into Mobile's metro jail facility and released a short time later on $1,000 bail.

Fairley was a standout at Auburn University and the Lions' first-round draft pick.

The Lions said in a statement they are aware of Fairley's arrest.

The statement says the charges are not consistent with the team's standards for player behavior and that the team is disappointed.

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