Charles Rogers Detroit Lions Star Dead At 38!
We are sad to report that former Michigan State football All-American and Detroit Lions wide receiver Charles Rogers died at the early age of 38. Read on to get more on how Charles Rogers died…
CelebNSports247.com reports that former Michigan State football All-American and Detroit Lions wide receiver Charles Rogers died Monday morning following a recent hospital stay.
It was reported that Charles Rogers was an energetic star with an infectious smile and breathtaking talent, but it was never enough to squash the turbulence in his He was 38.
Rogers’ mother, Cathy, was with her son at a Florida hospital when he died but had no further comment when contacted by the Free Press. She told the New York Times he died of liver failure.
Rogers’ former teammates and coaches said he also had been battling cancer.
The Detroit Free Press reports:
Born May 23, 1981, Rogers starred at Saginaw High, where he won a state football championship in 1999, and was an All-American at Michigan State before he was taken by the Lions as the No. 2 overall pick of the 2003 NFL draft.
He is considered one of the biggest busts in NFL history.
Matt Millen, the former Detroit Lions general manager, said Monday:
How I will remember him is different than how everybody else will remember him. How I’ll remember him is a great kid with a good heart with a lot of skills, that mismanaged some things.
Don Treadwell, Rogers’ Michigan position coach at MSU, said in a statement:
He had the total package as a premier wide receiver with size, speed and range, topped with an awesome competitive spirit, yet he was humble off the field. It was a privilege to have coached him.