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Lions' Fairley arrested for second time this offseason

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Lions' Fairley arrested for second time this offseason

Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley was arrested for driving under the influence and attempting to elude police early Sunday morning in Mobile, Ala., the second time the second-year lineman has been booked this offseason. Fairley, Detroit's 2011 first-round draft pick, was arrested April 3 for possession of marijuana.

According to WALA in Alabama, Fairley was also written tickets for reckless driving, no proof of insurance and having an open container of alcohol in his car. He was released after posting a 1,750 bond later in the morning.

Fairely played in 10 games with Detroit during his rookie campaign, totaling 15 tackles and one sack. He was hit with a 15,000 fine for an egregious hit on Jay Cutler well after the Bears quarterback threw during a heated contest between the two teams last November.

The Lions have struggled to stay off the police blotter this offseason, as running back Mikel LeShoure and offensive lineman Johnny Culbreath have been arrested a total of three times for possession of marijuana. LeShoure, a standout back at Illinois, was arrested twice in the span of a month for possession, although he says he's learned his lesson.

The Bears play Detroit for the first time on Oct. 22, and while both Fairley and LeShoure could face suspensions to start the season, they'll likely be dressed for their Monday night contest at Soldier Field.

Cubs Talk Podcast: Cubs offense takes a step in right direction, when will rotation follow?

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Cubs Talk Podcast: Cubs offense takes a step in right direction, when will rotation follow?

For the first time in almost two weeks, the Cubs offense started to look more like the team we know they can be in Wednesday afternoon's victory over the Brewers. But when will the starting rotation follow? Kyle Hendricks pitched better than his stat line once again, but it's getting late in the season to continue to use that rationale for any Cubs starter.

Kelly Crull and Tony Andracki break down the Cubs-Brewers series and Kelly sits down with David Bote for a 1-on-1 chat about his whirlwind week. Leila Rahimi also catches up with MLB Network's Dan Plesac to get his thoughts on Javy Báez's place in the NL MVP race, how the Central division is shaping up and X-factors for the Cubs and Brewers down the stretch.

Listen to the full podcast here or via the embedded player below:

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Is Milwaukee the biggest NL Central threat to the Cubs?

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Is Milwaukee the biggest NL Central threat to the Cubs?

Phil Rogers, Jim Litke and Harry Teinowitz join Kap on the panel. Joe Maddon tweaks the lineup and the Cubs offense explodes to beat the Brewers. Is Milwaukee still the Cubs’ biggest threat in the Central? And is Javy Baez still the Cubs’ MVP?

Plus Roquan Smith puts on the pads to practice but will he have them on in Week 1 at Lambeau?  

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