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Lions Fairley arrested again, this time for DUI

How can one person be so stupid?

Meet Nick Fairley.

The Lions defensive tackle was arrested this morning (Sunday) in Alabama for driving under the influence and attempting to elude police according to the website of WALA, a Mobile TV station.

According to the report he was arrested just before 3:30 a.m. Sunday morning. After posting a $1,750 bond he was released around 9 a.m.

This is Fairley’s second recent arrest in Mobile. He was arrested on April 3 for marijuana possession.

The Lions have not said much about his previous arrest — Lions Mikel Leshoure and Johnny Culbreath also were involved in legal issues regarding marijuana possession.

Fairley participated in OTAs last week and seemed to have a jump in his step.

“He obviously suffered through a tough rookie season — to get hurt (early in) training camp and go through the highs and lows of a rookie season. But you saw the flashes of what he can do,’’ coach Jim Schwartz said on Monday.

“He’s had a good offseason program so far; he can stay focused on those kinds of things athletically. There’s no surprise that he looks good; that’s why we drafted him,’’ Schwartz added.

Fairley, a first-round pick in the 2011 draft, needs to have a good offseason and bring it onto the field this season. He had a foot injury in training camp last year which affected him most of the season.

After his marijuana arrest, this arrest is inexcusable.

Clearly, Nick Fairley needs to get serious and grow up.

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