Pacman will have company in Winnipeg

As it turns out, Pacman Jones won’t be the only flamed-out former top-ten draft bust who plays for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 2009.

According to David Naylor of the Globe & Mail, Charles Rogers is joining the Blue Bombers, too.

Yes, that Charles Rogers.  The second overall pick in the 2003 draft.  A man with legal issues of his own, making us even more curious as to whether the folks in Canada have relaxed their supposedly high standards regarding the closing of the borders to bad boys from the U.S.A.

Rogers hasn’t played football since 2005.  His first two seasons were marred by broken collarbones, which possibly are made brittle by chronic marijuana use.  

As of August 2007, three CFL teams reportedly were interested in Rogers.  He flirted with the Montreal Alouettes in the 2008, but the deal never materialized. 

Meanwhile, Taco Bill has obtained an exclusive photo of Pacman’s arrival in his new Canadian home.

29 responses to “Pacman will have company in Winnipeg

  1. “His first two seasons were marred by broken collarbones, which possibly are made brittle by chronic marijuana use. ”
    Dr. Florio has spoken.

  2. maxtastic, what do you have against Taco Bill?
    He’s hit or miss sometimes, but when he hits it’s pretty funny.

  3. Not sure about Winnipeg, but it is pretty easy to find some damn good mary jane on the streets of Montreal and Vancouver.
    I love Canada.

  4. Dear Canada –
    We really like having you as a neighbor. You’ve been a good friend to us over the years. Please accept our apologies for exporting these two turds to your great white north. May their stays be short and strip-club-free.
    Sincerely – Your Football Loving Friends in the United States of America

  5. A man with legal issues of his own, making us even more curious as to whether the folks in Canada have relaxed their supposedly high standards regarding the closing of the borders to bad boys from the U.S.A.

    No way! They allow real criminals like with “terrorist” backgrounds to come live in Canada and bring their whole families with them to boot. You think they care if Ricky Williams smoked grass or Pacman made it rain in Vegas and wherever?

  6. Bones becoming brittle due to chronic marijuana use? Um, I believe there’s a study out there suggesting that marijuana may prevent the onset of osteoporosis… But hey, thanks for continuing to promote the reefer madness propoganda!

  7. those 2 are gonna smoke a ton in the Peg… not to mention they will be the 2 most noticeable people in the city

  8. “His first two seasons were marred by broken collarbones, which possibly are made brittle by chronic marijuana use. ”
    Now your a medical doctor….oops no I get it you had the throw that shot in there and you thought you were making a clever sag way from broken bones in to chronic marijuana use.

  9. “Rogers seems to suggest in the interview that prescription pills he took to deal with pain after he broke his collarbone for the second time were an even bigger problem.”
    Imagine that, an addictive drug more of a problem than a non-toxic, non-addictive drug ( except in the addicted to chocolate sense).
    Stick to what you know: if it is illegal.
    Stay away from where you’re ignorant: reefer madness truth or gospel?

  10. Brittle Bones is now a symptom of the spiritual herb?
    FLorio! You have just launched head first into the world of the assinine. O’reilly, Grace, Beck, Hannity, and Limbaugh welcome you.

  11. “His first two seasons were marred by broken collarbones, which possibly are made brittle by chronic marijuana use. ”
    Wow. That is a very brave, completely unfounded claim to make, Mr. Florio. I might employ this logic for future football dialogues.
    “Despite his checkered NFL past, RB Ricky Williams managed to secure $8 million over the last two years of his contract using excellent negotiaton skills, which were possibly enhanced by chronic marijuana use.”

  12. First Charles Rodgers then Devin Thomas Michigan St the place where WR’s are overrated and Florida where QB’s never make it in the NFL…

  13. Damn you Florio!
    I’d smoke a joint to calm down, but my fingers spontaneous combusted while trying to roll it.

  14. Given that they have criminal records, both of these players will have to apply for a Temporary Residence Permit to get into Canada. It’s a little like getting a Green Card in the States, though – if you have some political connections, it’s amazing how quick and smooth the process can be.

  15. The reason they can come into Canada is that possession of marijuana charges in Canada is a offense but not a criminal charge. If you get caught smoking it you get a ticket and have it confiscated. If you have alot of it on you then they will charge you with intent to sell which is a criminal charge. Now if only the US were to use a similar common sense approach to this there wouldn’t be so many people sitting in jail.

  16. Hey Florio, were you really being sarcastic in the original article when you said that about brittle bones? Or did you just change your mind and decide it to be a sarcastic comment when you realized that more than half the people that follw this site are probably pro marijuana?

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