Jim Schwartz Responds To Lions' Off-Field Problems

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz is not happy with the off-field issues some players on his team are having; specifically, problems that members of the team's 2011 draft class are having, which include five different arrests from the five-member class. Nick Fairley is the most recent offender, being arrested and charged with driving under the influence, attempting to elude police and refusing a breathalyzer.

Schwartz addressed the issues when he met with the media following organized team activities on Tuesday. His comments courtesy of Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press:

"I think what we have here is a case of a few guys tainting the reputations of a lot of others. What we have here is a situation that it appears that a couple guys haven't learned and that is a concern but they are still young and there's still a lot in front of them and we are hopeful that they can ... put this behind them."

In addition to Fairley, the team has also had to deal with wide receiver Titus Young, who got into a fight with teammate Louis Delmas. Young was forced to sit out practice prior to returning on Tuesday. Here's what Schwartz had to say:

"There's certain criteria for him to be able to come out and practice & play the way that we know he can. He had an outstanding day of practice today. That doesn't erase the incidents that have occurred and it doesn't change the process that we're going to have for him to stay in good standing, not just with the team but with his teammates."

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