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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.

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29 Responses to “Pacman will have company in Winnipeg”
  1. maxtastic says: Sep 2, 2009 10:24 AM

    Florio…Taco Bill???
    Please hire an editor!

  2. ZombieRevolution says: Sep 2, 2009 10:33 AM

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

  3. dawk20db says: Sep 2, 2009 10:35 AM

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

  4. hayward giablommi says: Sep 2, 2009 10:38 AM

    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.

  5. kcchiefs says: Sep 2, 2009 10:39 AM

    Don’t blame marijuana for brittle bones. Marijuana did nothing to you, leave her out of this.

  6. PFTiswhatitis says: Sep 2, 2009 10:39 AM

    the suit trumps the headgear!

  7. Samuel L. Bronkowitz says: Sep 2, 2009 10:40 AM

    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

  8. Bob S. says: Sep 2, 2009 10:41 AM

    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?

  9. crankshaft420 says: Sep 2, 2009 10:47 AM

    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!

  10. Fan_Of_ Four says: Sep 2, 2009 10:47 AM

    First day with photoshop ?
    That was beyond lame.

  11. Great Smoky says: Sep 2, 2009 11:02 AM

    CFL! MOAR!

  12. crankshaft420 says: Sep 2, 2009 11:02 AM

    Wow, this is 2009. I can’t believe your continuing to support propaganda from the 1930s…

  13. Ottawa49ers says: Sep 2, 2009 11:08 AM

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

  14. Silver&Black666 says: Sep 2, 2009 11:12 AM

    “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.

  15. PirateFreedom says: Sep 2, 2009 11:15 AM

    “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?

  16. researchALLwars says: Sep 2, 2009 11:17 AM

    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.

  17. ronrivers says: Sep 2, 2009 11:21 AM

    “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.”

  18. LCCJ says: Sep 2, 2009 11:24 AM

    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…

  19. Big J says: Sep 2, 2009 11:28 AM

    I smoked a joint once, then all my bones broke.

  20. VoxVeritas says: Sep 2, 2009 11:32 AM

    Lotsa potheads on PFT. Puff puff pass, bitches!

  21. kcchiefs says: Sep 2, 2009 11:41 AM

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

  22. Mike Florio says: Sep 2, 2009 12:11 PM

    Apparently, smoking pot also impairs the ability to detect sarcasm.

  23. goodjuan says: Sep 2, 2009 12:37 PM

    Here is Pacman’s actual disguise.
    http://www.utoop.nl/utoopSite/login/uploads/towelie.jpg

  24. SeaOtter says: Sep 2, 2009 1:04 PM

    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.

  25. researchALLwars says: Sep 2, 2009 1:13 PM

    sarcasm? This is no place for that.

  26. duffsbeer says: Sep 2, 2009 1:26 PM

    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.

  27. WeaponX says: Sep 2, 2009 1:51 PM

    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?

  28. nato2424 says: Sep 2, 2009 2:39 PM

    CFL needs all the publicity it can get, good or bad.

  29. Complete Fan says: Sep 2, 2009 2:49 PM

    If it helps the Bombers get back into the CFL East race, that’s what’s important here.

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