Ex-Detroit DT Fairley arrested for menacing
Former NFL defensive tackle Nick Fairley was arrested Friday in Mobile, Alabama, and charged with two counts of menacing for allegedly threatening someone with a gun.
No one was injured in the incident, the Mobile County Sheriff ’s Office said. Fairley, 30, was released an hour after being booked and faces a January court date.
A first-round pick of Detroit in the 2011 draft, Fairley was released by New Orleans on Feb. 5 due to a heart issue that forced him to sit out the 2017 season.
He was placed on the reserve/ non-football illness list in June 2017 prior to his second season with New Orleans after a physician recommended that he retire. He had signed a four-year, $28 million contract three months before the heart issue was detected.
■ Ravens: Alex Collins was placed on injured reserve, and fellow running back Kenneth Dixon was activated from IR.
Collins had been hobbled by a foot injury for the past few weeks and lost his starting job to undrafted Gus Edwards last week.
Though he led the Ravens in rushing (411 yards) and touchdowns (eight), Collins was averaging just 3.6 yards per carry
and eclipsed 60 rushing yards in just one game this season.
Dixon, expected to compete for Baltimore’s starting running back job last season, sustained a torn meniscus prior to 2017 training camp and underwent seasonending surgery. He suffered another knee injury in Week 1 this season.
■ Cowboys: The NFL fined running back Ezekiel Elliott $13,369 for unsportsmanlike conduct for celebrations involving the Salvation Army kettles behind the end zones during Dallas’ win over Washington on Thanksgiving.
Elliott dropped $21 — his jersey number — into the kettle after scoring a touchdown. A team photographer had handed him the cash. Then, after scoring on a 5-yard run, quarterback Dak Prescott let Elliott help him into the kettle at the other end of the field.
■ Bills: The NFL fined defensive end Shaq Lawson $33,425 for fighting.
Lawson was ejected from Buffalo’s Week 12 win over Jacksonville for fighting with Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette, who was suspended for Jacksonville’s Week 13 game.
■ Packers: Wide receiver Jake Kumerow (shoulder) was activated from injured reserve, and defensive end Mike Daniels (foot) and wide receiver Trevor Davis (hamstring) were placed on IR.
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