Hey Look! The Detroit Lions Won Something

April 7, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Charles Rogers was the second overall pick of the 2003 draft by the Detroit Lions. He was out of the NFL by 2006.
Partly because of injuries, mainly because of a substance abuse issue.
The Lions gave him a $9.1 million signing bonus in 2003, and have been trying to recoup two-thirds of it since 2006. In 2008, an NFL arbitrator rules in the Lions favor, so it was dragged out in a court of law. A judge today upheld that ruling, thus claiming just the 13Th victory for the Lions since they released Rogers.
Though he gave Detroit a whopping 36 receptions for 440 yards and four touchdowns in 15 games played over three seasons, the Lions somehow felt cheated. They decided Rogers did not uphold his end of the deal in a professional manner. The NFL and the United States of America agreed.
The only question left is wondering how much of the $6.1 million he has left. Rogers has fathered seven children in his 28 years of life al...

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