Nick Fairley’s legal troubles are not behind him. A judge must decide if the agreement for the Detroit Lions defensive tackle to enter a first-time DUI offender diversion program was legitimate.
If the judge rules no, Fairley must appear for a hearing in court in Mobile, Ala., on March 21. This was determined at a hearing on Wednesday, according to reporter Brendan Kirby of The (Mobile) Press-Register.
At that time the judge will decide whether to set a trial date or allow him to withdraw a guilty plea and send the case back to District Court, per Kirby.
If she agrees with Fairley’s attorney, he will enter the program and charges would be dismissed if he completed the requirements.
Fairley was arrested twice last spring in Mobile near his home. The first time was for marijuana possession after complaints that he was speeding through a neighborhood. The marijuana charges have been dismissed. The second time he was cited for reckless driving, no proof of insurance and an open container.