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Thu, 07 Jun 2012 09:30:30 -0700
A judge has ordered the arrest of former NFL WR Charles Rogers after he failed to appear at a court hearing in Michigan. Rogers is charged with making a malicious phone call and conspiring to commit that crime March 5 and 6, and possessing marijuana, possessing an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle on a suspended or revoked license in December.
Sat, 14 Apr 2012 07:11:18 -0700
Former NFL WR Charles Rogers threatened to kill his mother if she didn't give back $100,000, according to a police report. The report says that Rogers and his uncle Ronie Rogers made a malicious phone call to Cathy Rogers and conspired to threaten her. Rogers surrendered to authorities last week on two misdemeanor charges.
Sat, 31 Mar 2012 07:28:14 -0700
Former NFL WR Charles Rogers has yet to turn himself in on charges stemming from two Michigan arrest warrants. Rogers is charged with five misdemeanors from two separate incidents. Rogers' charges include making a malicious phone call and conspiring to commit a crime, and possessing marijuana, an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, and driving on a suspended license. The marijuana charge carries a maximum sentence of one year in jail, while the phone call charge carries a six-month maximum sentence.
Tue, 06 Apr 2010 13:19:23 -0700
The Associated Press reports U.S. District Judge Julian Abele Cook ruled that unrestricted free-agent WR Charles Rogers (Lions) must give the Detroit Lions $6.1 million from the $9.1 million signing bonus he received. Rogers was suspended for substance abuse in 2005 and was released the next year.
Wed, 06 Jan 2010 07:43:30 -0800
Zlati Meyer, of the Detroit Free Press, reports former NFL WR Charles Rogers was arrested Tuesday, Jan. 5, after police picked him up on an outstanding district warrant. Police would not say what the warrant was for.
Wed, 09 Sep 2009 19:49:41 -0700
The Associated Press reports the Detroit Lions have gone to federal court to recover $6.1 million from former WR Charles Rogers (Lions). An NFL arbitrator agreed last year that Rogers must repay the team, but he apparently has not paid them yet. The team filed suit Wednesday, Sept. 9, against Rogers in Detroit federal court.
Wed, 02 Sep 2009 18:34:16 -0700
The Canadian Press reports free-agent WR Charles Rogers (Lions) is ineligible to play in the Canadian Football League because he is currently under suspension from the NFL. Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Mike Kelly said Tuesday, Sept. 1, that the team had an interest in Rogers. However, officials at the league's home office confirmed Rogers' suspension.
Wed, 05 Aug 2009 07:38:16 -0700
James Jahnke, of the Detroit Free Press, reports former NFL WR Charles Rogers admitted during an interview on ESPN's "Outside the Lines" that he used to smoke marijuana "every day."
Wed, 25 Mar 2009 05:54:11 -0700
The Associated Press reports a judge has jailed former NFL WR Charles Rogers for violating probation in a domestic violence case. Court records show Rogers tested positive for alcohol and falsified records saying he attended Alcoholic Anonymous meetings. A judge in Novi, Michigan, granted Rogers' request Tuesday, March 24, to leave a diversion program and serve 30 days in the Oakland County jail, with credit for 15 days served.
Mon, 08 Dec 2008 06:11:53 -0800
The Associated Press reports free-agent WR Charles Rogers (Lions) has agreed to enroll in substance abuse counseling after violating his probation. Rogers has been held in the Oakland County Jail since Wednesday, Dec. 3. He will be released by 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8.
Fri, 05 Dec 2008 05:37:43 -0800
The Detroit News reports free-agent WR Charles Rogers (Lions) is being held in the Oakland County Jail on a $100,000 bond for a probation violation. Rogers was arrested Sept. 12 following an incident involving him and a woman. He later was charged with assault and battery, pleaded no contest to a reduced charge of trespassing and was sentenced to probation and partial confinement. Rogers was charged with violating probation by taking unauthorized leave from confinement and testing positive for narcotics.
Thu, 09 Oct 2008 08:47:29 -0700
ESPN.com reports an arbitrator has ruled former Detroit Lions WR Charles Rogers owes the team $8.5 million in bonus money. The Lions paid Rogers a $14.2 million signing bonus as the No. 2 pick in the 2003 draft. They claimed Rogers defaulted on the deal when he was suspended by the NFL for violating its substance abuse policy in 2005. Any money the team recovers from Rogers will be credited to their 2009 salary cap.
Mon, 16 Jun 2008 09:11:28 -0700
Updating a previous report, Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports the Minnesota Vikings will not be taking a look at free-agent WR Charles Rogers (Lions).
Mon, 16 Jun 2008 08:09:18 -0700
Geoff Mott, of The Saginaw News, reports free-agent WR Charles Rogers (Lions) is scheduled to have a workout with the Minnesota Vikings, according to Rogers' former high school coach Don Durrett. "He's had a couple workouts with some teams and has a workout with the Minnesota Vikings," Durrett said. ''He's getting caught up (with playing in the NFL again). I tell him to play where he can play and enjoy it. People get caught up on where the best spot for him is."
Fri, 09 May 2008 09:07:39 -0700
Tom Kowalski, of MLive.com, reports free-agent WR Charles Rogers (Lions) could play for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League, according to a story in The Globe and Mail. Alouettes general manager Jim Popp said there is an 80-20 chance that Rogers attends the team's training camp.
Fri, 26 Oct 2007 21:10:36 -0700
Updating a previous item, Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports the Detroit Lions' grievance against former Lions WR Charles Rogers is scheduled to be heard by an arbitrator Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the Detroit area, according to Lions chief operating officer Tom Lewand.
Thu, 25 Oct 2007 21:16:45 -0700
Mike O'Hara, of The Detroit News, reports the Detroit Lions expect an arbitration hearing to be rescheduled for November to settle a grievance they filed against former Lions WR Charles Rogers. The hearing originally scheduled for May 10 was postponed. Lions chief operating officer Tom Lewand said, "They're going to let us know when they have a date. I think they have to move things around, so there's no conflict with the arbitrator's schedule, or the NFL, or the NFLPA (players union). I expect it will be scheduled relatively soon." The Lions are looking to reclaim $10.1 million of the $14.4 signing bonus Rogers signed in 2003.
Sun, 19 Aug 2007 12:22:09 -0700
ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports former Detroit Lions WR Charles Rogers is looking to restart his career and will likely sign with a team in the CFL soon. Three CFL teams have shown an interest in Rogers according to his agent, Jason Fletcher.
Wed, 09 May 2007 18:48:40 -0700
Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports the Detroit Lions grievance with free-agent WR Charles Rogers (Lions) has been rescheduled for a later date, according to the team. The Lions are trying to recoup $10.184 million of Rogers' $14.4 million signing bonus. A clause in Rogers' contract said if Rogers were suspended for violating the league's substance-abuse policy, he would have to pay back his bonus prorated for the rest of the contract. The NFLPA contends the clause in Rogers' contract is unenforceable based on the collective bargaining agreement.
Sat, 14 Apr 2007 06:35:55 -0700
The Bergen Record reports there is no deal imminent between the New York Giants and free-agent WR Charles Rogers (Lions). Rogers visited the team earlier this week.
Thu, 12 Apr 2007 16:39:48 -0700
Adam Schefter, of the NFL Network, reports free-agent WR Charles Rogers (Lions) visited the New York Giants.
Sun, 25 Feb 2007 19:34:17 -0800
Mike O'Hara, of the Detroit News, reports free agent WR Charles Rogers (Lions) is reportedly getting worse at his workouts for teams. Rogers apparently ran the 40-yard dash in the range of 4.8 seconds during a workout with the Kansas City Chiefs in January.
Thu, 15 Feb 2007 21:30:36 -0800
Tom Kowalski, of MLive.com, reports the Detroit Lions will have a grievance hearing against free agent WR Charles Rogers (Lions) May 11. The team is trying to recover $10 million in signing bonuses paid to Rogers. The Lions contend Rogers breached his contract when he was suspended for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Under the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, teams are forbidden from recouping bonuses in those situations. However, the team filed the grievance under the terms of the old CBA.
Sat, 27 Jan 2007 20:37:16 -0800
Adam Schefter, of the NFL Network, reports free agent WR Charles Rogers (Lions) worked out with the Kansas City Chiefs this weekend.
Sat, 07 Oct 2006 11:22:31 -0700
Mike Reiss, of The Boston Globe, reports free agent WR Charles Rogers (Lions) worked out with the New England Patriots Friday, Oct. 6.
Fri, 06 Oct 2006 08:46:17 -0700
The Detroit Free Press reports former Detroit Lions WR Charles Rogers admits to marijuana use, which led to a four-game suspension handed down by the NFL, during an interview with the NFL Network. "I tested positive for marijuana," Rogers said. "That's something I could deal with. I feel more ashamed for me, my family, for the organization. You know, it was a situation where, hey, I (bleeped) up. And I can admit that." Rogers, a former first-round draft choice, was released by the Lions earlier this year and has yet to sign with a new team.
Sat, 16 Sep 2006 10:57:39 -0700
Len Pasquarelli, of ESPN.com, reports free agent WR Charles Rogers (Lions) continues to train hard in hopes of receiving another chance from an NFL team. "I'm taking care of the things I can control," Rogers said. "I want people to know that I'm working hard and I'm ready to play football. I want to play football. It's what I've done most of my life and I've still got a lot of miles on me. If anything, what's happened has really [reinforced] how much the game means to me. These two weeks away, well, let's just say I'm hungry to get back."
Wed, 13 Sep 2006 14:53:55 -0700
ESPN's John Clayton reports free agent WR Charles Rogers (Lions) did not look too impressive in his workout with the Miami Dolphins, as he didn't show great speed or catch the ball all that well.
Tue, 12 Sep 2006 19:37:28 -0700
ESPNews reports the Miami Dolphins worked out free agent WR Charles Rogers (Lions) Tuesday, Sept. 12.
Fri, 08 Sep 2006 05:54:50 -0700
The St. Petersburg Times reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have not made a contract offer to free agent WR Charles Rogers (Lions). "I'm not going to get into all that," head coach Jon Gruden said. "He was the No. 2 pick overall (2003). He's on the free agent wire right now, and we thought it was important for us to meet him and see how he's doing physically; just get a feel for him from our own standpoint. We had pretty good grades on him, obviously, coming out. We just took a look into his situation as we have a number of players."
Thu, 07 Sep 2006 05:49:21 -0700
Alex Marvez, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers worked out free agent WR Charles Rogers (Lions) Wednesday, Sept. 6.
Wed, 06 Sep 2006 05:13:29 -0700
The Miami Herald reports the Miami Dolphins continue to show interest in free agent WR Charles Rogers (Lions) as do some other teams.
Tue, 05 Sep 2006 06:29:28 -0700
Armando Salguero, of the Miami Herald, reports Miami Dolphins head coach Nick Saban would not dismiss speculation that the team would work out free agent WR Charles Rogers (Lions). ''I know he worked very, very hard to get back from his first collarbone or shoulder injury, then [injured the collarbone] again,'' Saban said. "Things just haven't worked out for him there. . . . He has a lot of ability.''
Tue, 05 Sep 2006 05:44:02 -0700
Kevin Seifert, of the Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress had not watched any film of free agent WR Charles Rogers (Lions), whom Detroit released Saturday, Sept. 3. However, Childress said, "we still have time."
Tue, 05 Sep 2006 05:12:40 -0700
Bill Williamson, of the Denver Post, reports the Denver Broncos will likely pass on signing free agent WR Charles Rogers (Lions). The Broncos are happy with their current group of wide receivers, plus Roger will be looking for a signing bonus to sign with someone.
Tue, 05 Sep 2006 04:41:37 -0700
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports the Miami Dolphins apparently have a visit planned with free agent WR Charles Rogers (Lions). His agent, Kevin Poston, declined to talk specifically about his client's options. Dolphins head coach Nick Saban recruited him to Michigan State.
Mon, 04 Sep 2006 23:26:59 -0700
Sean Jensen, of the Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress said he is confident in his wide receiver group. However, he has not ruled out taking a look at free agent WR Charles Rogers (Lions). Childress said, "He is a guy that's been released. I have not seen a snap of tape on him from the preseason, but we still have time."
Mon, 04 Sep 2006 22:35:47 -0700
Adam Schefter, of the NFL Network, reports none of the teams in the NFL put in a waiver claim for free agent WR Charles Rogers (Lions).
Mon, 04 Sep 2006 16:47:23 -0700
Miami Dolphins head coach Nick Saban did not dismiss a possibility of the team working out free agent WR Charles Rogers (Lions). Saban recruited him to Michigan State.
Mon, 04 Sep 2006 07:39:28 -0700
Gene Chamberlain, of the Daily Southtown, reports the Chicago Bears have not totally ruled out signing free agent WR Charles Rogers (Lions). His signing was not totally ruled out by general manager Jerry Angelo, but his comments leaned in the direction of not signing Rogers. "Any player with that kind of talent is going to intrigue you, but it's tough right now when you're getting ready for the season," Angelo said. "We need to know that the people we take out there, that we can count on them. "When you bring in a player, irrelevant of what his talent level is now, without the knowledge of the system, obviously there are some things that are a concern or else he wouldn't be out there. So it's tough to do at this point." The Bears would need to learn more about Rogers before signing him. Rogers has twice suffered a broken collarbone, and he had a substance-abuse problem last year that led to a suspension. Angelo said he's convinced the wide receiver corps as it stands can be sufficient.
Sun, 03 Sep 2006 19:34:46 -0700
K.C. Johnson, of the Chicago Tribune, reports Chicago Bears general manager Jerry Angelo has all but ruled out pursuing free agent WR Charles Rogers (Lions). Angelo realizes he has talent, but believes he is unfamiliar with the team's system and "some things that are a concern or else he wouldn't be out there."
Sat, 02 Sep 2006 22:11:24 -0700
Mike Vandermause, of PackersNews.com, reports the Green Bay Packers have only four wide receivers on their active roster. General manger Ted Thompson said the team might pick up another receiver and did not specify if the team put a waiver claim in for free agent WR Charles Rogers (Lions).
Sat, 02 Sep 2006 10:53:30 -0700
The Associated Press reports agent Kevin Poston expects NFL teams to start calling Sunday, Sept. 3, about free agent WR Charles Rogers (Lions), assuming he clears league-wide waivers. "After 24 hours, we will start contacting teams and I'm sure teams will be contacting us," Poston told The Associated Press Saturday morning, Sept. 2. "He's a 25-year-old receiver with a lot of talent."
Sat, 02 Sep 2006 08:51:09 -0700
The Associated Press reports the Detroit Lions released WR Charles Rogers Saturday, Sept. 2.
Fri, 01 Sep 2006 18:05:25 -0700
Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions WR Charles Rogers knows his time in Detroit is just about over. "It'd be hard for me to believe I'm still here, just what happened in this situation," Rogers said Thursday night, Aug. 31, after playing one series in the preseason finale, a 20-13 loss to Buffalo. "I think my days are numbered." Rogers looked like he was turning things around toward the end of the off-season program, but Rogers couldn't keep it up. When the first depth chart came out, he was listed as a third-teamer. He caught one pass for seven yards and committed a false-start penalty in the preseason opener, then missed the next two exhibitions with a bruised knee. If the Lions cut Rogers, they would not take a salary-cap hit this year under the NFL's new rules. It is believed they would take a $3.275 million hit next year; something they could handle easily with the cap jumping to $109 million and then Rogers would be off their books. "If they cut me Saturday, hey, I just move on, man," Rogers said. "Find me another team and play some football."
Fri, 01 Sep 2006 12:20:40 -0700
ESPNews reports the Detroit Lions appear to be ready to cut WR Charles Rogers.
Thu, 31 Aug 2006 19:36:27 -0700
The Associated Press reports Detroit Lions WR Charles Rogers entered the team's preseason finale Thursday evening, Aug. 31, in the second half, but he didn't see much action. Rogers caught one pass from QB Dan Orlovsky for three yards.
Wed, 30 Aug 2006 06:17:24 -0700
Terry Foster, of the Detroit News, reports Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Mike Martz said WR Charles Rogers will get an extensive look in the team's preseason finale Thursday evening, Aug. 31. That's good news for Rogers, who said he is ready to go. Will he get an opportunity to show his talents? "I don't know," Rogers said. "We will see. If I get the opportunity, hopefully I will. If I don't get (the opportunity), I can't hang my head. I just got to keep my head up and move on." Martz said Rogers will get "extensive" playing time. "I'd like to see him make some big plays," Martz said. "We want to get him in there and see what he can do." Martz said the wide receiver competition after WR Roy Williams is heated and would not say what others have done to stay ahead of Rogers. Rogers is listed third on the depth chart. Rogers' thing is stretching defenses with his speed. He is one of the fastest players on the field, but the Lions have questioned his dedication and grasp of Martz's offense.
Tue, 29 Aug 2006 17:58:27 -0700
The Associated Press reports Detroit Lions WR Charles Rogers, who hasn't played since the first preseason game, is hoping to get a chance to win a roster spot in Thursday's game, Aug. 31, against the Buffalo Bills. "I want that opportunity," he said. "I haven't had the chance to play Charles Rogers football. I know I can help this team win."
Mon, 28 Aug 2006 22:10:57 -0700
Tom Kowalksi, of MLive.com, reports Detroit Lions WR Charles Rogers will likely make the team's final roster.