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Goodell may punish Lions' Fairley, part of crackdown on player arrests

CBSSports.com wire reports
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ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says the league has met with the players union and teams about what can be done after a series of offseason arrests.

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Goodell was in Detroit on Thursday, visiting the Lions during training camp. He says he may discipline defensive tackle Nick Fairley, who is charged with marijuana possession and a DUI in two separate cases in Alabama, before the courts have their say.

The league has already suspended Detroit running back Mikel Leshoure for two games for off-field conduct.

Fairley faces an Aug. 14 trial after pleading not guilty to charges including driving under the influence and attempting to elude police. He also faces a Nov. 27 hearing on the pot charge.

Fairley was a first-round draft pick in 2011.

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