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.
(AP Photo/Novi Police Department)
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.