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Charles Rogers was one of the most talented receivers to ever come out of Michigan State. Back in 2003, The Detroit Lions drafted him number 2, and gave him a contract worth $55 million. He’s was cut in 2006, and is now in jail for violating probation in a domestic violence case. Apparently he falsified records saying he attended Alcoholic Anonymous meetings and tested positive for alcohol.

What is it with wide receivers from Michigan State? Andre Rison always seemed to find trouble, Mark Ingram was convicted and jailed for money laundering, Plaxico Burress wanted to show people that “he could shoot from the hip”, and current Sparty Mitchell White is accused of assault.

You also have Kurt Gibson who ended up robbing the San Diego Padres of a World Series Championship, and Mushin Muhammed torturing himself by playing with Rex Grossman.

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

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.

Novi District Judge Brian MacKenzie granted Rogers’ request Tuesday to leave a diversion 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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