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Arrest warrant issued for Charles Rogers

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The long, sad story of former Lions wide receiver Charles Rogers added another chapter when a judge in Saginaw County issued an arrest warrant for the second overall pick of the 2003 NFL Draft.

Rogers was supposed to be in court Wednesday for a hearing on whether or not his trial on five misdemeanor charges would go forward as scheduled on June 19th. Rogers called the court to tell them that he couldn’t find transportation and was given until the end of the working day to appear. He didn’t and MLive.com reports that the judge issued the arrest warrant at the end of the day.

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.

The malicious phone call in question was made by Rogers to his mother. Rogers allegedly threatened to “blow her mouth out” and that he was willing to do any time that arose from committing that crime. Rogers’ career was cut short by injuries and drug use, with the latter causing the Lions to make a bid to recover the majority of bonuses that the Lions paid him during his career. Since he was released in 2006, Rogers has had several run-ins with the law and could face two years in jail if convicted of all the charges he currently faces.

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31 Responses to “Arrest warrant issued for Charles Rogers”
  1. diablo19709 says: Jun 7, 2012 12:40 PM

    I think we should blame the NFL and he should join the lawsuit filed by former NFL Players. This guy obviously has a sever head injury…

  2. jeremywflores says: Jun 7, 2012 12:40 PM

    Pretty sad. Pretty pathetic.

  3. joshsports6000 says: Jun 7, 2012 12:41 PM

    Why is this story on Pro Football Talk? He hasn’t been associated with Pro Football since 2006.

  4. ctiggs says: Jun 7, 2012 12:42 PM

    such a waste of talent here, you know u hit rock bottom when u threaten your own mom ,( it was over money by the way).

  5. tjacks7 says: Jun 7, 2012 12:43 PM

    a couple years in jail could be good for him. Anyone who would, or would threaten to “blow [their mom's] mouth out” deserves to be locked up anyways.

  6. sportfan23 says: Jun 7, 2012 12:47 PM

    What a damn waste. Can’t really blame Matt Millen for Rogers turning out to be a complete and utter idiot. You can only blame the slot chosen I guess. Should have taken Andre Johnson.

  7. thingamajig says: Jun 7, 2012 12:48 PM

    Now he’ll find transportation in a police car.

  8. jimmylions says: Jun 7, 2012 12:49 PM

    This is really sad. He had athletic ability, but no maturity. In some ways it demonstrates that the “scholarships” given to college athletes can be a joke.

    I find it hard to believe that anyone this stupid was making satisfactory academic progress in junior and senior level college classes.

    I’m not blaiming the school for this – it’s his issue, and you can bet a lot of people had tried to work with him. You can lead a horse to water ….

    However, I would like to see the colleges flunk out superstar athletes who can’t pass their classes.

  9. doresb21 says: Jun 7, 2012 12:54 PM

    #2 pick in the draft curse, watch out rg leaf

  10. blacknole08 says: Jun 7, 2012 12:55 PM

    Waste of talent and opportunity. Jail time would serve him right. Seriously, how do you threaten your own mom? He’s got issues.

  11. bsizemore68 says: Jun 7, 2012 1:00 PM

    For this punk there is no cure for stupid.Bill

  12. marvsleezy says: Jun 7, 2012 1:01 PM

    How much money does he have left?

  13. 303bengalguy says: Jun 7, 2012 1:04 PM

    sportfan23 says: Jun 7, 2012 12:47 PM

    What a damn waste. Can’t really blame Matt Millen for Rogers turning out to be a complete and utter idiot. You can only blame the slot chosen I guess. Should have taken Andre Johnson.
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    You can TOTALLY blame Millen for not being able to see that this dude didn’t have it all wired properly upstairs. I find it extremely difficult to believe that you couldn’t see SOMETHING to question the use of a #2 overall pick on him. Millen was the most incompetent talent evaluator EVER and this is his crowning achievement, his defining move in personnel management.

  14. jakek2 says: Jun 7, 2012 1:05 PM

    I hope Justin Blackmon read this thread.

  15. imjinbrdgr says: Jun 7, 2012 1:07 PM

    GO SPARTANS!!!

  16. 303bengalguy says: Jun 7, 2012 1:11 PM

    This is Matt Millen’s mea culpa, his Sistine Chapel, his Mona Lisa, his Requiem. His Moby Dick.

  17. 303bengalguy says: Jun 7, 2012 1:14 PM

    Matt Millen was the Rembrandt of bad GMing.

  18. larryboodry says: Jun 7, 2012 1:21 PM

    What a waste this guy is…He deserves jail time (or a major a$$-kicking) for the threat on his mom alone.

  19. coats2m says: Jun 7, 2012 1:24 PM

    Looks like he is going away for a little while…..he should take Matt Millan with him, it was borderline criminal with his drafting choices…….

  20. covercorner says: Jun 7, 2012 2:13 PM

    Who will catch the ball for the Lions this season now that their # 1 WR will be going to jail? This is a huge NFL news story.

  21. PriorKnowledge says: Jun 7, 2012 2:18 PM

    100% spoiled brat… Mark of a spoiled brat is that no matter how much the parent give to the child, the child hates the parent when the parent finally says “No”.

  22. zeke2517 says: Jun 7, 2012 2:27 PM

    Conspiracy to make a malicious phone call.

    Is that better or worse than conspiracy to jaywalk during rush hour?

  23. longhairdontcare66 says: Jun 7, 2012 2:30 PM

    Funny thing is he probably made 20-40 mil. while playing and he will be bankrupt in a few years.

  24. quizguy66 says: Jun 7, 2012 2:41 PM

    Kinda surprised they didn’t run a Bengals picture with this story.

    -QG

  25. eyesofdisarray says: Jun 7, 2012 2:48 PM

    joshsports6000 says:
    Jun 7, 2012 12:41 PM
    Why is this story on Pro Football Talk? He hasn’t been associated with Pro Football since 2006.

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    Why click on a link that is titled “Arrest warrant issued for Charles Rogers” when yo
    u don’t want to read about Charles Rodgers?

  26. beedubyatoo says: Jun 7, 2012 2:49 PM

    He was OK until he got to the Lions.

  27. rayguyreturns says: Jun 7, 2012 3:18 PM

    His resume sounds like he should still be on the Lions roster. He fits right in.

    I know, I know, pot calling the kettle…

  28. hatesycophants says: Jun 7, 2012 3:25 PM

    Hey imjinbrdgr,

    Hilarious!

    Go Lions! Go Badgers!

  29. granadafan says: Jun 7, 2012 3:42 PM

    “jimmylions says:
    Jun 7, 2012 12:49 PM
    I find it hard to believe that anyone this stupid was making satisfactory academic progress in junior and senior level college classes.

    I’m not blaiming the school for this – it’s his issue, and you can bet a lot of people had tried to work with him. You can lead a horse to water

    However, I would like to see the colleges flunk out superstar athletes who can’t pass their classes.”
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    I would blame the school (Michigan St). They coddle the athletes, cover up their criminal behavoir, circumvent the criminal justice system, give them priority in classes, tutors, deals with professors, etc. Some schools *cough* LSU *cough* even have illiterates starting at CB. Hey, it’s all good as long as they star!

  30. deepfreezerob says: Jun 7, 2012 4:38 PM

    Man and to think the Lions could have drafted Andre Johnson instead. But Millen picked the local guy for a change. Rodgers was a fool at MSU too. If Millen wasn’t busy riding back and forth to PA. On his bike andNot listening to Martin Mayhew maybe things would have been better

  31. bigwalt2990 says: Jun 7, 2012 7:55 PM

    You cant blame Millen? thats news to me.

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