Lions place Nick Fairley on IR
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Detroit Lion have put defensive tackle Nick Fairley on injured reserve with a shoulder injury.
The 2011 first-round pick started seven of 13 games, had 5½ sacks and 35 tackles after a lackluster rookie year.
Earlier this year, he pleaded guilty to DUI and reckless driving and was sentenced to a six-month suspended jail term, a year of probation and a $600 fine.
He hopes a pretrial diversion program will allow those charges to be dismissed.
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