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Charles Rogers appears in court, accused of threatening his mother

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When we last checked in on former NFL draft bust Charles Rogers, he was wanted on two arrest warrants. On Thursday, Rogers turned himself in and appeared before a judge in his hometown of Saginaw, Michigan. has the details of Rogers’ latest legal problems, including something we had previously missed: One of the charges Rogers is facing — making a malicious phone call — stems from a threatening call he allegedly made to his own mother. Another of the charges — conspiring to commit a crime — is because he and his uncle allegedly worked together in threatening his mother. (His uncle is facing the same charges for the alleged threat against his sister.)

Rogers has long had a difficult relationship with his mother, moving in and out of her home as a child because, among other reasons, she was sentenced to a year in prison for welfare fraud when he was 6.

On Thursday the judge released Rogers on a $7,500 bond. Rogers seems to think he got special treatment because he’s a former NFL player: reports that as Rogers left court, he said, “If I was a nobody, they would have crucified me.”

Rogers has had a long string of legal and personal problems, most stemming from the use of alcohol and marijuana, and he has said that he believes one of the reasons he was a failure in the NFL is that he smoked marijuana regularly during his playing career. Former Lions President Matt Millen used the second overall pick in the 2003 NFL draft on Rogers even though Rogers submitted a diluted urine sample when he was drug tested at the Scouting Combine.

Rogers played in 15 games in his NFL career, catching 36 passes for 440 yards.

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18 Responses to “Charles Rogers appears in court, accused of threatening his mother”
  1. wicky888 says: Apr 6, 2012 7:42 AM

    You’re nobody as far as I’m concerned

  2. duanethomas says: Apr 6, 2012 7:42 AM

    Easter dinner is going to be more awkward then the first time the Jets get together for minicamp.

  3. mikeyhigs says: Apr 6, 2012 7:48 AM

    Somebody please remind Charles Rogers that he is a nobody

  4. londonlion81 says: Apr 6, 2012 7:49 AM

    Grrrrr. Millen

  5. steeelfann says: Apr 6, 2012 8:00 AM

    How bout this matchup, one of the all-time superstar non-busts, prototype who you want to draft super high and lead your team to glory with leadership, accountability, and ureal skill on the field

    Ryan Lead hits Charles Rogers on the deep post, TD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. vahawker says: Apr 6, 2012 8:01 AM

    Millen vs Ruskell neck and neck as the worst GM’s in NFL history.

  7. steeelfann says: Apr 6, 2012 8:02 AM

    Oh, and Rogers, I hope your read PFT.
    You are a NOBODY. Look around. Nobody hardly knows who you are.

    Boy this kid was raised right. Mamma gotta be proud of him

  8. steeelfann says: Apr 6, 2012 8:04 AM

    I only came across on guy in life who really had no redeeming qualities at all. There might be two now.

  9. cleverbob says: Apr 6, 2012 8:18 AM

    “If I was a nobody, they would have crucified me.”

    Well at least he has his self-esteem…

  10. brasho says: Apr 6, 2012 8:28 AM

    “he has said that he believes one of the reasons he was a failure in the NFL is that he smoked marijuana regularly during his playing career”

    Where’s that cry of the denizens of pot smokers to “legalize it already!”?

  11. jerrycola says: Apr 6, 2012 8:32 AM

    Some dumbo in Hollywood will probably make them reality TV stars.

  12. jnbnet says: Apr 6, 2012 10:15 AM

    I actually feel bad for him. He had a chance to pull himself out of poverty. He could have had it all, but he just did not know how to do it.

  13. reiriza says: Apr 6, 2012 10:49 AM

    Remember when he was drafted ..there was a commercial where Ray Lewis made him sing “I’m Charles Rogers I had 60 catches and 13 TD’s”

    Looks like since that day it’s all been downhill

  14. schrutebeetfarms says: Apr 6, 2012 1:01 PM

    Former draft bust?

    Wouldn’t that imply he’s no longer a bust?

  15. kungfubillysims says: Apr 6, 2012 1:14 PM

    Ok MDS your hatred of the Lions is very, very well documented but you do realize that Charles Rogers hasn’t played for them in years don’t you?
    Yet you just couldn’t resist throwing that picture in could you?
    See you in the Super Bowl next year.

  16. catquick says: Apr 6, 2012 2:34 PM

    When did the Lions move to Cincinatti?

  17. rcali says: Apr 6, 2012 4:17 PM

    And people continue to employe Matt Millen as an analyst. Nothing changes my tv channel faster then Millen taking the mic.

  18. staffordsyear says: Apr 7, 2012 6:03 AM

    Imo this guy actually had on field talent 22 catches 243 yds and 3 tds his first 5 games if ya go and watch some tape(if its available) he brought it on the field as short lived as it was..its really to bad that his habits got the best of him after the collarbone injury.

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