Apr 6, 2012

Former MSU Spartans WR Charles Rogers in trouble again

Photo: Detroit News -- Former MSU Spartans star receiver Charles Rogers was arraigned in court Thursday in Saginaw.

Adam Biggers

Charles Rogers' personal life has cast a dark shadow over his once-great playing days on the football field.

Rogers, a former star wide receiver at Michigan State and the No. 2 overall pick of the 2003 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions, was arraigned Thursday in Saginaw on five misdemeanor charges stemming from two unrelated incidents, according to the Detroit News.

In past years, the former Saginaw High star has been charged with marijuana possession and driving under the influence of alcohol. 

From the Detroit News:

The 30-year-old Rogers appeared Thursday before Saginaw County District Judge A.T. Frank and pleaded not guilty to the charges. Frank released Rogers on a $7,500 personal recognizance bond.

He's charged with making a malicious phone call and conspiring to commit that crime March 5 and March 6 in Saginaw County's Bridgeport Township. Rogers also is charged with marijuana possession, possessing an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle on a suspended or revoked license Dec. 2 in Saginaw.

In just two years at Michigan State, Rogers rocketed up the program's career receiving yards list, finishing third with 2,821. He's fifth with 135 receptions and first with 27 touchdown catches. Rogers' 20.90 yards per catch average is second only to Kirk Gibson, who averaged 20.96 per grab.

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