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Nick Fairley asks for diversion deal

Updated: September 26, 2012, 6:26 PM ET
Associated Press

MOBILE, Ala. -- An attorney for Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley asked a judge Wednesday to approve a pretrial diversion program instead of putting the player on trial facing charges of drunken driving and fleeing police.

Fairley was charged with driving under the influence and attempting to elude police following a May 27 arrest. His Mobile County District Court trial was set to start Wednesday morning, but attorney Sid Harrell instead filed paperwork requesting Fairley ...

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