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Detroit Lions lineman Nick Fairley's drug arraignment delayed

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Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley's Monday arraignment hearing on a drug charge was adjourned until July, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Fairley was charged with a single count of misdemeanor marijuana possession after a small amount of the drug was found in his car during a traffic stop in Mobile, Ala., last month.

The hearing was adjourned to give Fairley's attorney more time to review the case.

His attorney told the Free Press that Fairley is in the NFL's substance abuse program and will be subject to random drug tests.

Fairley's next court hearing is scheduled for July 31. The Lions are likely to be a few days into training camp by that date, the newspaper said.

The former first-round pick is one of three Lions who have recently been arrested in marijuana-related incidents. Last year's second-round pick, running back Mikel Leshoure, was cited for marijuana possession in February and March, and offensive tackle Johnny Culbreath was also arrested in January after he was found with the drug.

All three face the possibility of suspension by the league.

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