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Mon Nov 11, 2019, 04:15 PM

Former Lions WR Charles Rogers, second pick of 2003 draft, dies at age 38

Charles Rogers, a brilliant college receiver at Michigan State who didnít pan out as the second overall pick of the 2003 NFL draft to the Detroit Lions, died at age 38.

The news of Rogersí death came from former high school and college teammates tweeting about him Monday morning. Chris Solari of the Detroit Free Press confirmed the news of Rogersí death.

Rogersí NFL career never took off. He played just 15 games with the Lions over three seasons, with 440 yards. He broke his collarbone twice, and told the Lansing State Journal in 2017 he became addicted to Vicodin when he was with the Lions. He also had issues with alcohol and marijuana. Rogers openly said he smoked marijuana every day at Michigan State and during his NFL career.

Rogers had a sad post-NFL tale that included brushes with the law and substance abuse.

https://sports.yahoo.com/former-lions-wr-charles-rogers-second-pick-of-2003-draft-died-at-age-38-140310357.html

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