NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 07: Nick Fairley #98 of the Detroit Lions reacts after a fumble in the second quarter by Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints in the during their 2012 NFC Wild Card Playoff game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 7, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Nick Fairley was arrested Tuesday for marijuana possession in Mobile, Ala.
Fairley, 24, was released from jail later this afternoon on $1,000 bail. Mobile police spokeswoman Ashley Rains said that citizens in the Morningside Manor neighborhood of Mobile, a subdivision west of Navco Road, called police complaining about a car speeding through the neighborhood several times about noon.
Police spotted the vehicle, which was being driven by Fairley, about 12:30 p.m., and marijuana was found in the football player's possession, Rains said.
Fairley is the third member of the Lions 2011 draft class to be busted for marijuana possession this offseason. Running back Mikel Leshoure is facing felony charges after his second arrest for marijuana possession, while tackle Johnny Culbreath was also arrested for possession in January.