Fairley received permission from the NFL to attend this week's session in Aurora, Ohio, along with the class of 2012.
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The news comes on the same morning that Fairley pleaded not guilty to a DUI and eluding police. He also was arrested for possession of marijuana this offseason.
Going to the symposium is a good public-relations move for Fairley. He also might be trying to get the NFL to reduce a potential suspension. That doesn't make his move any less smart. There are a lot of great messages at the symposium, and Fairley clearly has a lot to learn.
Just being in attendance will remind rookies what not to do as they start their NFL careers.