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Arrest warrants issued for Charles Rogers

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Former Lions receiver Charles Rogers is in trouble with the law again.

Rogers is wanted on two warrants seeking his arrest in Saginaw, Michigan, according to WJRT-TV, via the Detroit News. The warrants stem from five misdemeanor charges in two unrelated incidents.

Rogers is charged with making a malicious phone call and conspiring to commit a crime in one incident, and possessing marijuana, an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, and driving on a suspended license in the other.

Former Lions President Matt Millen took Rogers with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2003 NFL draft. His NFL career consisted of 15 games, in which he had 36 catches for 440 yards and four touchdowns. Rogers has had several off-field issues ranging from drunk driving to an arrest for assault and battery.

Between Rogers’ arrest warrants and Ryan Leaf’s arrest, things aren’t going well for No. 2 overall draft busts right now. Tony Mandarich may want to stay inside this weekend.

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33 Responses to “Arrest warrants issued for Charles Rogers”
  1. talkintrashallday says: Mar 31, 2012 8:10 AM

    I don’t get it….you have an opportunity to play in the NFL and you would rather get drunk and get high??? Some people just don’t deserve it.

  2. lombardihero says: Mar 31, 2012 8:10 AM

    Maybe him and leaf can go in on the buddy system and share a cell together.

    Maybe both could switch positions and leaf could become the receiver.

  3. goodellmustgo says: Mar 31, 2012 8:10 AM

    RG3 might also want to lay low.

  4. 808raiderinparadise says: Mar 31, 2012 8:20 AM

    JaMarcus Russell has a warrant for fake KFC gift cards.

  5. mjkelly77 says: Mar 31, 2012 8:23 AM

    Arrest warrants issued for Charles Rogers …
    ____________

    Arrest warrants should be issued for Mutt Millen for drafting him in the first place.

  6. mcqphx says: Mar 31, 2012 8:25 AM

    Looks like the perfect candidate for a coaching job at the University of Georgia.

  7. AlanSaysYo says: Mar 31, 2012 8:33 AM

    “I’m Charles Rogers. I had 68 arrests and 13 felonies.”

    “SING IT!”

  8. TheWizard says: Mar 31, 2012 8:51 AM

    The erosion of the traditional family unit often produces results like these.

    Meanwhile, Jackson rants against whitey

  9. dirtycurtey says: Mar 31, 2012 8:55 AM

    Police do not have to look too far… He is snorting the chalk lines at CoPa.

  10. mwcarolina says: Mar 31, 2012 8:59 AM

    Matt Millen, good call there in drafting Charles Rogers. i mean, why get Andre Johnson when you can have Charles Rogers!! i mean Johnson would just turn into an all pro WR, i wonder though, if they didnt have Johnson, would they have drafted Calvin Johnson?? that would’ve been a scary duo.

  11. pacodawg says: Mar 31, 2012 9:03 AM

    Rogers would have been a stud if they would have coached him up

  12. mancave001 says: Mar 31, 2012 9:11 AM

    Possessing marijuana. The horror.

  13. imjinbrdgr says: Mar 31, 2012 9:24 AM

    Arrest warrants should be issued for Mutt Millen for drafting him in the first place.

    ________________________

    Yes Mutt should be arrested but it should be for stealing $51,000,000. That’s the total Ford paid him for destroying his football team.

  14. scoregasmic says: Mar 31, 2012 9:33 AM

    He coulda been so good :(

  15. donjuan1906 says: Mar 31, 2012 9:53 AM

    Yes these are criminal acts? But they’re misdemeanors!

    Who without sin, may cast the first stone!

    Those that live in glass houses, shouldn’t throw rocks!

    Call him out for rape, child molestation or murder, but for driving down the street with a open beer can or for having a dime bag of marijuana is lame!

  16. andyreiddoublecheeseburger says: Mar 31, 2012 9:54 AM

    Talk about wasted talent. At least Detroit nailed it with Megatron. When I was getting my mocha from S-Bucks this morning, I believe Roy Williams was my barista.

  17. mtheparrothead says: Mar 31, 2012 10:00 AM

    Another wonderful citizen of the city of Saginaw. So glad I moved out of that hell hole.

  18. bigjd says: Mar 31, 2012 10:18 AM

    Why didn’t they arrest him when they caught him doing all these things?

  19. nflfollower says: Mar 31, 2012 10:47 AM

    Aaaah….black jerseys for “intimidation” and busts like Charles rogers bring my memory back to the millen era…..so thankful that decade of unmitigated debauchery finally came to an end.

  20. shian11 says: Mar 31, 2012 10:57 AM

    Apparently the non-crappy team Carlos Rogers wanted to play for host games at rikers!!

  21. covercorner says: Mar 31, 2012 1:28 PM

    This is not football news. Charles Rogers has been out of the league for many years now. Do you plan on reporting every arrest of Charles Rogers for the rest of his life?

  22. flavordave says: Mar 31, 2012 1:40 PM

    Glass collarbones.

  23. wwwfella says: Mar 31, 2012 1:41 PM

    maybe the cops have stumbled upon a criminal cabal consisting of nfl draft bust

  24. mn62980 says: Mar 31, 2012 1:51 PM

    But at least he didn’t accept bounty payments…

  25. ceskazbrojovka says: Mar 31, 2012 2:02 PM

    pacodawg says:
    Mar 31, 2012 9:03 AM
    Rogers would have been a stud if they would have coached him up

    you cant coach em up when their constantly high as kites…..

  26. lionsfan415 says: Mar 31, 2012 2:53 PM

    Matt millen drafted mike Williams over demarcus ware

  27. upyoursnfu says: Mar 31, 2012 3:12 PM

    Just more proof Matt Millen has no business being in the NFL

  28. prplpuzzetrz says: Mar 31, 2012 4:04 PM

    Sad , more than anything with Rodgers & Leaf.
    They are both Drug Addicts & despite having the talent. Their addictions are much stronger. I feel bad for both of them. Imagine how they feel inside!

  29. asw1028 says: Mar 31, 2012 4:11 PM

    Carlos Rogers over Andre Johnson…the craziest thing about that is the character issues Rogers had BEFORE the draft. Andre Johnson had incredible physical ability (Big East 100 meter track champion, ran a 4.41 forty at the combine) but he was also known as a model citizen. Rogers, on the other hand, had issues with drugs in college. So Millen decided to structure his rookie contract so that if Rogers had drug problems in the NFL he would have to return some of his signing bonus…Millen–a very big, dumb oaf who believes he is smart for doing things like that. Take the drug addict over Johnson, the good kid, BUT make sure the addicts contract protects the team when he screws up. I really, really hate big dumb oafs like Millen.

  30. pandebailey says: Mar 31, 2012 4:24 PM

    Matt Millen passed up Andre Johnson but not DeMarcus Ware for CJ the Wash-out in the 2003 draft – Ware was 2005. But in 2003 Millen also passed up Troy Polamalu, Terrell Suggs, Willis McGahee, Dallas Clark, Ty Warren, Nick Barnett, and Nhamdi Asomugha, Osi Umenyiora, Jason Witten and Anquon Bouldin.

    Pretty sad……

  31. giantsfan2104 says: Mar 31, 2012 7:32 PM

    This gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “Possession Wide Receiver”.

  32. realfootballfan says: Apr 1, 2012 2:33 AM

    One of the best examples of how drugs can ruin your life. Yes, even “just” pot.

    He was sensational in his first 6 games for Detroit (with Joey Herrington throwing him the ball, which as to count for something), but broke his collar bone and threw it all away to get high from that point forward. He had the looks of a Randy Moss like threat at receiver in those first few glimpses of his game in the NFL.

    What a shame.

  33. staffordsyear says: Apr 1, 2012 5:52 AM

    Rogers first 5 nfl games 22 catches 243 yards and 3 tds.. not a terrible start for a rookie,point is waste of talent.

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