Ex-Detroit DT Fair­ley ar­rested for men­ac­ing

Las Vegas Review-Journal (Sunday) - - NFL -

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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