Thursday, December 4, 2008
Rogers being held on $100,000 bond for probation violation
PONTIAC, Mich. -- Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Charles Rogers is being held in the Oakland County Jail on $100,000 bond for a probation violation.
Jail records show the 28-year-old Rogers has been locked up since Wednesday.
The Oakland Press of Pontiac and the Detroit Free Press reported that Rogers was arrested Sept. 12 in Novi following an incident involving him and a woman. Rogers was later charged with assault and battery, pleaded no contest to a reduced charge of trespassing and was sentenced to probation and partial confinement.
The Oakland Press also reported Rogers was charged with violating probation by taking unauthorized leave from confinement and testing positive for narcotics. He is to appear in court at 9 a.m. Monday.
The Lions drafted the Saginaw native out of Michigan State with the No. 2 overall pick in 2003. Rogers was cut before the 2006 season after playing in just 15 games.
A message seeking comment was left with Rogers' lawyer, Joshua Ben of Bingham Farms.