Former NFL player arrested after threatening someone with gun

Nick Fairley, a former NFL player, was arrested after threatening someone with gun in Mobile.

A former New Orleans Saints and Auburn football standout was arrested in Mobile Friday afternoon.

Mobile Police confirmed to FOX10 News Reporter Tyler Fingert that Nick Fairley was arrested for allegedly threatening someone with a gun.

Fairley, who is originally from Mobile, attended Williamson High School before going on to Auburn University and the NFL.

He was booked into Metro Jail on two counts of menacing, which is a misdemeanor.

Police said no one was injured, however, it is unclear if Fairley knew the person he was threatening.

According to the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office jail log, Fairley was book at about 4:50 p.m. Friday afternoon.

Fairley walking out Jail

Nick Fairley walks out of jail after being arrested on two counts of menacing.

He was released shortly before 6:00 p.m.

Fairley played for three NFL teams over the course of seven seasons.  He was drafted by the Detroit Lions during the first round in 2011 and spent four seasons with them.

He went on to play for the St. Louis Rams for one season.

Finally, he spent two seasons with the Saints, before being released in February due to a heart condition.

According to the jail log, Fairley is expected to be in court in January for this case.


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