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Charles Rogers, Former Detroit Lion, Likes to Party, Probably Won't Like Jail

(AP Photo/Novi Police Department)
NOVI, Mich. (CBS/AP) Former Detroit Lions receiver Charles Rogers is going to jail because of an unfortunate incident that started with burritos and ended behind bars.

Photo: Charles Rogers' Sept. 17, 2009 mug shot.

The football player was sentenced to 93 days in jail for contempt of court after apparently drinking too much and passing out at a Mexican restaurant.

Novi Deputy Police Chief Tom Lindberg says officers arrested Rogers on Tuesday at a suburban Detroit restaurant on a warrant for disobeying a sobriety court order. That order was imposed after Rogers pleaded guilty in September to impaired driving.

Lindberg says Rogers was visibly intoxicated Tuesday and was taken to a hospital. He spent the night in custody, and district Judge Robert Bondy sentenced him Wednesday.

Messages were left with Rogers' lawyer Justin Barnett.

Rogers, a 28-year-old Saginaw native who starred at Michigan State, was the No. 2 NFL draft pick in 2003.

  • Edecio Martinez

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