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Trouble in the Lions Den

May 29, 2012

Hello World,

Trouble is brewing in the Lions Den. The Detroit Lions are in a heap of trouble. The Lions organization cannot get a break from their football players. They are just a simply undisciplined football team. They are having a negative image across the National Football League. Lets take a look at the choices the Lions players have done over the year.

Defensive tackle Nick Fairley was arrested on May 27, 2012 early Sunday morning. He was arrested in his hometown of  Alabama, for driving under the influence, and attempting to elude police. He was also cited for reckless driving, having an open container of alcohol, and for having no proof of insurance. He was also clocked in for speeding one hundred miles per hour in his Cadillac Escalade. He was also arrested on April 3, 2012, in his hometown of Mobile, Alabama, on a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge. The most disturbing part of Nick Fairley’s incident with the law, it is that it has been less than two months for his first run in with the law.


Nick Fairley, Mug Shot


Nick Fairley needs to get his act around quickly. Most likely he will have to face a two-four game suspension from the NFL commissioner, Roger Goodell. The Lions are relying on Nick Fairley’s contribution on the upcoming season. If he does not get his act around, he might be out of a job. He was a standout at Auburn University. Arguably, the most important player on the Auburn Tigers football team. He was a first round pick in the 2011 NFL draft, by the Detroit Lions. He won the award for best defensive tackle in college football. He also helped Auburn win the national title.

Running Back Mikel Leshoure was cited twice for marijuana possession. While he was pulled over, he was caught with marijuana in his mouth in the state of Michigan. He will most likely be suspended by the league for a multiple of games. He was a second round pick by the Detroit Lions in the 2011 NFL draft. He was suppose to compete for the starting running back position. Also, offensive lineman Johnny Culbreath was cited for marijuana possession.

Wide receiver Titus Young has been punished by the Detroit Lions. Titus Young did not break any laws, but he did punch teammate, Louis Delma during practice. He has been told by the Lions, that he is no longer allowed to participate at the Lions facility. The Lions have not set a time frame for the suspension given to Titus Young. Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press writes, “By all accounts, he was apathetic when coaches weren’t involved in workouts early this offseason, something that didn’t sit well with Lions veterans,” Birkett writes. “It’s unclear if he’ll be back this spring and how his petulance will be received once he returns, but he has the potential to be a dangerous No. 2 receiver.” Young needs to get his act together quickly. Because, receivers are traded all the time. Most top receivers are traded, as in the case of Brandon Marshall, Randy Moss, Terrell Owens, etc. Titus Young was a star receiver at Boise State University, and was selected in the second round by the Detroit Lions in the 2011 draft.

The Lions 2011 NFL draft was seen as the best draft that year. Because, all the players were very talented. Now, it is starting to appear that they are falling fast. The Lions organization needs to get a handle on the team. They are coming from their first playoff game, since over a decade. If they have any aspirations of playing in the postseason again, they must have a disciplined team.