On May 27, Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and attempting to elude police. It was the second arrest of the offseason for Fairley and it is likely that the Lions were none too pleased with his extracurricular activities.
After taking some much-needed time to reflect on recent incidents, and after conversations with my advisors, teammates, and members of the Lions organization, I would like to make the following statement:
I want to personally apologize to my fans, teammates and the Detroit Lions organization for bringing this unwanted attention to our team. I recognize my actions were inexcusable and I personally need to uphold the expected standard of behavior of a professional athlete. I do not take for granted this opportunity and feel blessed everyday to play in the NFL.
At this time, I am fully cooperating with the Mobile, Ala. Police Department. I am now focused on moving forward and committing my focus to football. I would like to thank everyone for your concern and understanding.
Hopefully Fairley will stick to his statement and focus on his profession going forward.