The NFL has confirmed that the placement of Browns defensive tackle Shaun Rogers into a 12-month diversion program stemming from his arrest on weapons charges is enough to trigger a review of the case for potential discipline under the league’s personal conduct policy.
”Now that the matter has been resolved in court, it is being reviewed under our policies,” NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said.
It would come as a surprise to Browns president Mike Holmgren if that review doesn’t trigger a suspension. Holmgren said in May that he was expecting Rogers to be suspended.
“I think he messed up and he knows it,” Holmgren said of Rogers. “But I like how he’s working. Hopefully, he won’t make the same mistake again.”
Even if Rogers doesn’t make the same mistake again (and really, we can’t imagine mistakenly trying to board a plane with a gun twice), making the mistake once will be enough to incur the wrath of the league office.