(WXYZ) - Detroit Lion Nick Fairley has released a statement on his new Facebook page to apologize for the disruption caused by his recent legal problems.
The statement reads as follows:
After taking some much-needed time to reflect on recent incidents, and after conversations with my advisors, teammates, and members of the Lions organization, I would like to make the following statement:
I want to personally apologize to my fans, teammates and the Detroit Lions organization for bringing this unwanted attention to our team. I recognize my actions were inexcusable and I personally need to uphold the expected standard of behavior of a professional athlete. I do not take for granted this opportunity and feel blessed everyday to play in the NFL.
At this time, I am fully cooperating with the Mobile, Ala. Police Department. I am now focused on moving forward and committing my focus to football. I would like to thank everyone for your concern and understanding.
Fairley was arrested twice in recent months. The first came in April when he was arrested on marijuana charges . The second came about a month and a half later when he was arrested for DUI and attempting to elude police .
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