Former Lion, Charles Rogers, arrested


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What, what an idiot. He was trying to make a comeback but something tells me that's not going to happen anymore... news services

NOVI, Mich. -- Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Charles Rogers was arraigned Thursday on charges of driving while intoxicated and driving without a valid license, police said.

Both charges are misdemeanors and each carry a penalty of up to 93 days in jail and/or a $500 fine.

Rogers was found "non-responsive behind the wheel" of a 2003 Mercedes on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. The car was running and the vehicle was still in gear in a left-turn lane, authorities said.

According to a police report, Rogers did not respond to requests to open the vehicle's locked doors, resulting in fire officials gaining entry through the sunroof to secure the vehicle.

Rogers remained jailed early Thursday afternoon on a $50,000 cash bond.
The second pick in the 2003 NFL draft out of Michigan State, Rogers has struggled with sobriety in recent years. In an interview with ESPN's "Outside The Lines" this summer, the 28-year-old Rogers spoke of getting clean and turning his life around.


Sultan of Swat
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This guy was a total stud at Michigan State, the Lions were really relying on him to change things around, but injuries and problems with the law prevented that.

You thought he would mature a bit during is off-time from the NFL, I guess that's not the case.