Charles Rogers -- Former Det. Lion gets 30 days in jail

Charles Rogers once has a promising football career. Now he's serving 30 days in jail in Oakland, California.
Charles Rogers, former standout wide receiver for Michigan St. and number two draft pick for the Detroit Lions, doesn't play football anymore.

The troubled 27-year-old Rogers at this point isn't even a free man. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail after lying about attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and failing a substance abuse test for alcohol. Rogers was on probabtion follwoing being found guilty of domestic violence.

From a Detroit Free-Press article:
A judge has jailed ex-Lions top draft pick Charles Rogers for violating probation in a domestic violence case.

“I’m just going to do my 10 days, get out of the court system and try to get in shape for a comeback,” Rogers said today in a telephone interview with the Associated Press from the Oakland County jail. “Am I sad about the way my life has turned out? No, because I know the strides I’ve made to take care of Charles Rogers.”

Court records show the 27-year-old ex-Michigan State star receiver falsified records saying he attended Alcoholic Anonymous meetings and tested positive for alcohol.

“I was wrong,” he said. “I’m not perfect.”

Novi District Judge Brian MacKenzie granted Rogers' request Tuesday to leave a spanersion program and serve 30 days in the Oakland County jail, with credit for 15 days served.

Rogers was the NFL's second overall pick in 2003. The Lions signed him to a six-year, $55-million deal, but injuries sidelined him most of his first two seasons. He was cut in 2006.

Rogers was charged in September with assaulting his fiancee and pleaded guilty to trespassing.
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