The above picture is from Charles Rogers arraignment stemming from the two unrelated arrest warrants that were issued last week.
It is also a perfect microcosm of his life. His face is a downtrodden Tyrone Biggums while his suit screams “See you at King of Diamonds”.
We reported that one of the incidents involved a traffic stop while the other was an incident involving a family member, now the details of that incident have come out and unfortunately, they are pretty sad.
On Thursday, Rogers turned himself in and appeared before a judge in his hometown of Saginaw, Michigan.
MLive.com has the details of Rogers’ latest legal problems, including something we had previously missed: One of the charges Rogers is facing — making a malicious phone call — stems from a threatening call he allegedly made to his own mother. Another of the charges — conspiring to commit a crime — is because he and his uncle allegedly worked together in threatening his mother. (His uncle is facing the same charges for the alleged threat against his sister.)
Rogers has long had a difficult relationship with his mother, moving in and out of her home as a child because, among other reasons, she was sentenced to a year in prison for welfare fraud when he was 6.
On Thursday the judge released Rogers on a $7,500 bond. Rogers seems to think he got special treatment because he’s a former NFL player: MLive.com reports that as Rogers left court, he said, “If I was a nobody, they would have crucified me.”
It is sad to say, but that last quote from Rogers just shows that he might be a little out of touch. Nobody is doing any favors because he was a former NFL Player. They didn’t crucify him because even as a criminal, he is small time. Hopefully Rogers can get his life straightened out soon, because right now, he really is a nobody who just happened to play football once.