Ex Detroit Lions Charles Rogers Gets ‘Dope’ Help From NFL Players Association Wednesday 09 January, 2013

By: Kaptain Kush


“There’s a lot we can do,” said Andre Collins, the NFLPA’s director of former player services…”


Most know that the first stay in any rehab doesn’t stick, and for Charles Rogers its no different. The one difference this time though is that he will go through it with the support and backing of the National Football League Players Association.

Rogers a well known pot smoker with a bad alcohol problem, former Saginaw High School standout athlete and former Detroit Lions wide receiver who was recently accused of threatening to harm his mother, is in a drug and alcohol treatment facility through the players union.

“There’s a lot we can do,” said Andre Collins, the NFLPA’s director of former player services, about the players association in general. Privacy rules keep Collins from commenting specifically about Rogers’ case.

“Every player’s situation is different,” Collins said. “Sometimes the 30 or 60 days is enough, but sometimes there are players who we have to help rebuild their lives.”

Rogers sat in the Saginaw County Jail for more than six weeks in connection with five misdemeanor charges from two unrelated cases. On Dec. 11, he was released on a personal recognizance bond on the condition that he travel with former Lions quarterback Eric Hipple to Ann Arbor to the University of Michigan’s Depression Center.

Source – MLIVE



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