August 1, 2014 at 7:07 pm

Report: Lions' Nick Fairley gets 6-month suspended sentence, probation for DUI

Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley was ordered to be in a Mobile, Ala., court Thursday, but his attorney Sid Herrell did not tell him, according to a report. (Daniel Mears / The Detroit News)

Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley was given a six-month suspended sentence and one year of probation Thursday for DUI and reckless driving charges from May 2012, according to WALA-TV in Mobile.

Fairley declined comment on the sentencing after training camp Friday, saying “not today” multiple times.

Coach Jim Caldwell said he’s unsure whether or not Fairley could face discipline from the league for the incident.

“There’s a protocol, there’s a course of action that they take, and we’ll leave it up to them and see what happens,” Caldwell said.

Fairley also has to pay $750 in court fees and fines and take two statutory classes, one for the DUI and another for the reckless driving charge.

Fairley was ordered to be in court Thursday, but his attorney Sid Herrell did not tell him, according to the TV station. Fairley was in Allen Park Thursday participating in Lions training camp.

Herrell said he planned to appeal the sentence.

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