Charles Rogers heads to trial on June 19

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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

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?

10 responses to “Charles Rogers heads to trial on June 19

  1. Ah, Mike – the only thing the world needs less than another reality show is another Kardashian (because another Kardashian equals at least six more reality shows).

  2. Millen will haunt that team for another couple decades. And, what is even further beyond belief, Millen is on TV as an “expert” on football. Apparently running a team into the ground makes you an expert. As far as Rogers goes, who cares? Like the article said.. 4 TD catches, and he is somehow relavent to the game of football? He hasnt been in the NFL in how long? And played for how long? A forgettable charachter to say the least.

  3. stevenfbrackett says:
    Jun 1, 2012 9:55 PM
    Ah, Mike – the only thing the world needs less than another reality show is another Kardashian (because another Kardashian equals at least six more reality shows).


    Speaking of Kardashians, Robert Kardashian helped O.J. Simpson get away with double murder. If he was still alive, the Lions players could surely use his counsel.

    He didn’t really contribute anything to O.J.’s defense though. He never deposed any witnesses or had any at the trial.

    The belief is that he knew some very incriminating things and was hired as one of Simpson’s lawyers. It’s had also been speculated he may have helped O.J. dispose of the infamous Louis Vuitton bag that some say may have conatined the murder weapon.

    As an attorney for the defense he couldn’t be called to the stand by the prosecution.

    Sorry, got a little off track there…had to throw that in though.

  4. Thank you Matt Millen! With the 3rd pick of the 2003 NFL draft the Houston Texans select Andre Johnson WR Miami. For a while Andre was the best WR in football now he comes in 2nd to Megatron. ( if he stays healthy) That would of been a nice 1-2 punch for the Lions.

  5. Charles Rogers needs some jail time you don’t say that stuff about your mom who gave birth to you. Charles Rogers I doubt Rogers would will ever change his life around.

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