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Ex-Lions Rogers Slammed With $6.1 Million Judgement

DETROIT, Mich. – Former Detroit Lions receiver and Michigan State Spartan star Charles Rogers (pictured in one of charles rogers mugshothis mugshots on the right) was ordered by a judge to repay an astounding $6.1 million back to the Lions, but you gotta wonder, where a guy like Rogers is gonna get that kinda cash at this point of his life.

After stumbling out the gate and spending a majority of his first few seasons injured and on the sidelines in Detroit, the team suspended Rogers for substance abuse in 2005 then was canned by the team the following season.

The second overall pick in the 2003 NFL Draft, Rogers is a classic example of tremendous talent being flushed down the toilet and is one of the biggest busts to ever come out of MSU (Google Tony Mandarich).

Since Rogers’ release, the organization has been trying to recoup two-thirds of his $9.1 million signing bonus and finally got the ruling they were hoping for.

U.S. District Judge Julian Abele Cook agreed with an NFL arbitrator saying the amount must be repaid.

Although the Lions’ attorney refused comment after the decision, Michael Cafferty, a lawyer for Rogers, says his client would like to play football in Canada and share some of his pay with Detroit.

In and out of trouble much of his career, Rogers at one time was believed to have retired his bong but later was found out cold at the wheel of his running vehicle, sitting at a stoplight. In January he was sentenced to 93 days in jail for violating a court order to stay sober and that wasn’t the first sentence thrown at the player (Google: Biggest draft busts in the NFL).

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