Charles Rogers, the former Detroit Lions and Michigan State receiver, dies

Charles Rogers, the former Detroit Lions and Michigan State receiver, dies

Former NFL wide receiver for the Detroit Lions Charles Rogers has died, various reports are saying.

"We send our condolences to his family, friends and former teammates during this hard time", Michigan State said in a statement posted to Twitter.

"We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Charles Rogers", the Lions said in a statement.

"Spoke with his mom this morning". Please pray for her and his small children. "We extend our heartfelt sympathies and condolences to his friends and family during this hard time". "Rip Chuck", he tweeted.

USA media reports gave no indication of Rogers' cause of death.

In his a few seasons with the Lions, Rogers played in just 15 games and was ultimately slice in 2006.

He then played in just one game during his sophomore year before another broken collarbone surfaced, and in 2005, he was suspended for four games as a result of violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

According to Rogers' former high school basketball coach, the former Spartans star had been awaiting a liver transplant, and was diagnosed with cancer. The Lansing State Journal found Rogers living in Fort Myers, Fla., in 2017, where he said of that judgment, "I ain't got nothing to pay them".

He was a high school All-American out of Saginaw High School in 1999 before attending Michigan State from 2000-02.

Many of Rogers' former teammates offered their condolences on social media.

He was cut by the Lions in 2006, essentially ending his National Football League career.

Rogers reportedly struggled with drug issues, in particular after his career came to an end.

'He could have had a scholarship in all three sports.

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