Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Charles Rogers died late Sunday at just 38 years old.  Rogers, the second pick of the 2003 NFL draft out of Michigan State University, played for the Lions for three seasons, but recorded just 15 games due to repeated injuries.

Rogers was a standout rookie, during which he caught 22 passes for 243 yards and three touchdowns during his first five games in 2003. However, his NFL career never took off.  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 marijuan, saying he smoked marijuana every day at Michigan State and during his NFL career.

Former Lions, Michigan St. WR Rogers dies at 38


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