Former Lions receiver Charles Rogers, the second overall pick in the 2003 draft, currently has more misdemeanor charges pending against him (five) than touchdowns he scored during his NFL career (four).
He’s scheduled to stand trial June 19 on all charges, according to Andy Hoag of MLive.com.
Specifically, Rogers will be tried on December 2011 charges of marijuana possession, possession of an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, and operating a motor vehicle on a suspended or revoked license, along with March 2012 charges of making a malicious phone call and conspiracy to make a malicious phone call.
As to the latter charges, Rogers allegedly placed threatening calls to his mother after she warned Rogers that he could lose his house. In one message, he allegedly threatened to “blow her mouth out,” and Rogers said he was willing to do “the time” for the crime.
Rogers’ uncle, Ronnie Rogers, allegedly conspired with his nephew. Ronnie Rogers claims that Charles Rogers’ sister edited the voice messages to create something that sounded incriminating.
The far more important question than whether Rogers will be convicted on any of the charges is this: When can we get these folks a reality show?