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Charles Rogers in jail, headed to treatment facility

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Charles Rogers, the former Lions receiver who was one of the biggest busts in the history of the NFL draft, is in trouble with the law again.

Rogers, who had a bench warrant issued for his arrest last week after he failed to show up to a court hearing, is now in jail and will be sent to a treatment facility, ABC 12 in Saginaw, Michigan, reports.

Rogers failed a drug test before a previous court hearing, and he has a long history of failing drug tests, going all the way back to the 2003 Scouting Combine, when he submitted a diluted urine sample. Ex-Lions President Matt Millen looked past that red flag and took Rogers with the second overall pick in the draft, but more failed drug tests led to a suspension during Rogers’ career with the Lions, and Rogers never amounted to anything in the NFL.

The charges Rogers currently faces include making a malicious phone call (a death threat to his own mother) and conspiring with his uncle to commit that crime, plus possessing marijuana, possessing an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, and operating a motor vehicle on a suspended or revoked license.

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14 Responses to “Charles Rogers in jail, headed to treatment facility”
  1. nepaseahawk says: Jun 13, 2012 10:28 AM

    this will reall hurt his chances of getting into the hall of fame.

  2. specialteamsposter says: Jun 13, 2012 10:45 AM

    “CRog, Roy Williams, Mike Williams…..w/Shaun Bryon and Kevin Jones in the backfield…..Joey Harrington and the Lions Offense is gonna be SICK!” – Matt Millen, 2005

  3. thejuddstir says: Jun 13, 2012 10:48 AM

    Treatment center ?? When is someone going to figure it out that Rodgers is beyond that, the dude needs prison time period.

  4. eddiefnvedder says: Jun 13, 2012 10:50 AM

    Im sure his comeback has hit a roadblock

  5. whatswiththehate says: Jun 13, 2012 11:00 AM

    Sorry… Ryan Leaf still hold the record for being the biggest bust in the NFL. Amazing how many chances were given to him to save his image during his NFL career and he simply walked away. Sad, but it seems his life has reflected that same in denial of himself attitude. How do you get arrested twice in less than two days?

    This guy sounds like he has mental issues. Not sure what being in jail is going to do for him. But he’s black, and unlike Ryan Leaf, throwing him in jail in some folks mind seems to always be the answer. I can tell by the somewhat gleeful tone of this article that this site enjoys when certain folks get in trouble with the law.

  6. whatswiththehate says: Jun 13, 2012 11:12 AM

    thejuddstir says:Jun 13, 2012 10:48 AM

    Treatment center ?? When is someone going to figure it out that Rodgers is beyond that, the dude needs prison time period.
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    Funny how jail is always the answer when it comes these black athletes and their issues. Where as the white ones can go to rehab for as long as it takes them to get their heads right. Jail is always the last option.

  7. t16rich says: Jun 13, 2012 11:55 AM

    whatswiththehate says:
    Jun 13, 2012 11:12 AM
    thejuddstir says:Jun 13, 2012 10:48 AM

    Treatment center ?? When is someone going to figure it out that Rodgers is beyond that, the dude needs prison time period.
    —————-
    Funny how jail is always the answer when it comes these black athletes and their issues. Where as the white ones can go to rehab for as long as it takes them to get their heads right. Jail is always the last option.

    If he threatened and conspired to kill his mother, I don’t care if he is black, white, yellow or bright freaking pink. He deserves jail time. Dont make Charles Rodger’s example a race thing, because he deserves whatever comes his way.

  8. reason35 says: Jun 13, 2012 12:31 PM

    While its easy to say “throw this guy in prison”, its much harder to try and actually help the person.

    Yes, I agree that making a threat to your own mother is reprehensible and awful. However, let’s not all be too high and mighty about what this guy has faced and what he needs.

    I am an attorney who deals with the criminal justice system every day of my life. Guys like Rogers don’t need jail time, they need help. I understand that punishment is sometimes necessary, but most often the people screaming for jail or prison don’t realize that sending these guys to hang out with even worse criminals (or idiots – most are both) for an extended period of time will NOT be helpful.

    Plain and simple its obvious the Rogers has a serious drug problem. Rather than throwing him in jail, he needs help. Most addicts don’t go and get clean the first time – they need lots of chances. If we truly care about not seeing idiots out there taking our tax dollars and court time for their drug problems (and whatever stems FROM those problems – like threatening your own mom), then they need TREATMENT, not jail time.

    Either way, can we all try and understand that everyone has weaknesses and obviously this guy has a major one – drugs. He’s bad off enough without a bunch of clowns on this website preaching from their pulpits.

  9. racerx1225 says: Jun 13, 2012 12:48 PM

    Its not so much that he threatened to do anything or the other minor insignificant stuff but if “conspired” to actually kill his mother, yeah jail time and to the race baiting idiot above who said the “white guys go to rehab”, not if they conspire to kill someone you frikkin idiot.

  10. oneaa says: Jun 13, 2012 12:55 PM

    t16rich says: Jun 13, 2012 11:55 AM

    whatswiththehate says:
    Jun 13, 2012 11:12 AM
    thejuddstir says:Jun 13, 2012 10:48 AM

    Treatment center ?? When is someone going to figure it out that Rodgers is beyond that, the dude needs prison time period.
    —————-
    Funny how jail is always the answer when it comes these black athletes and their issues. Where as the white ones can go to rehab for as long as it takes them to get their heads right. Jail is always the last option.

    If he threatened and conspired to kill his mother, I don’t care if he is black, white, yellow or bright freaking pink. He deserves jail time. Dont make Charles Rodger’s example a race thing, because he deserves whatever comes his way.

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    first he needs prison time for doing drugs. WRONGGGGGG

    then its a race thing. you got that from some guy saying he needs prison time?WRONGGGGGG

    how about he just needs some more support and love from the people around him and sent to a real rehabilitation center for addicts. how about we stop sending people to jail for drugs where they get no help. how about you idiots stop playing the race card because to be honest, were all just human beings doing our best in this life to get through it. learn a little bit more about addiction and someones personal life before calling the shots. you all are so quick to jump on a guy from reading an article that he has been in trouble with the law because of drugs. maybe this article is wrong. maybe they have all the wrong facts. and the fact that our government sends people to jail for doing drugs but then lobbyist makes millionsssssss a year for drugs being illegal yet over the counter and prescription drugs kill just as much if not more than heroin, cocaine, etc. legalize all drugs and the consumption goes down and big pharma and alcohol companies lose out on billions every year. man i am worried about the human race when people have absolutely not a clue what they are talking about.

    I hear ya Charles Rodgers. I hope you can seek help and get back on a good track in this life. But who am I to say what track you should be on.

  11. theecowardlylion says: Jun 13, 2012 2:48 PM

    of all the people who choke on Big Macs and die each day. why can’t this incredible fortune fall upon Chuck.

  12. jimmylions says: Jun 13, 2012 3:22 PM

    whatswiththehate is correct. Ryan Leaf was a much bigger bust than Charlers Rogers. That’s not even a fair fight.

    Rogers isn’t even the biggest bust in the history of the Lions. That well-defended title belongs to Andre Ware, who lacked NFL-calibur skills and was a totally useless prima donna.

    I think a case could be made that Mike Williams was a bigger bust than Charles Rogers. There are so many Millen busts that it’s hard to choose. (but to be fair, Andre Ware was not a Millen era pick)

    And for the record, draft genius Mel Kiper said Andre Ware and Charles Rogers were both fantastic draft picks that would make the Lions dangerous.

  13. covercorner says: Jun 13, 2012 4:48 PM

    Has Head Coach Jim Schwartz said who will catch the ball for the Lions this season, now that their # 1 WR Charles Rogers will be in jail? This is a huge pro football news story.

  14. larryed says: Jun 13, 2012 7:34 PM

    What could have been…Andre Johnson or Anquan Boldin? and we have to continue watching Millen discuss football on TV because he’s the expert?

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