Wide receiver Charles Rogers was a star when he was at Michigan State University. He was drafted #2 by the Detroit Lions in the 2003 NFL draft and reportedly had contracts worth tens of millions of dollars. But his pro career never really took off and after a series of injuries–and a suspension for smoking weed–he was let go in 2006. Since then he was supposed to be completing a court-ordered sobriety program, but allegedly falsified documents indicating he had been attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. But rather than go back to “sobriety court” Rogers decided to take his chances with jail and was ordered to spend 30 days behind bars instead. Here’s more on the story from the Detroit News:
Former Detroit Lion and one-time star Michigan State wide receiver Charles Rogers was sentenced to serve a jail term Tuesday after failing yet another court-ordered substance abuse test and deciding that a special court for drug and alcohol offenders was not for him. “Mr. Rogers, I understand you want out of sobriety court?” Novi District Judge Brian MacKenzie asked Rogers, 27, a former standout and first round NFL draft pick.
“Yes sir,” said Rogers, leaning against a wall in navy blue jail garb, his once multimillion dollar hands handcuffed in front of him. McKenzie ordered Rogers back to the Oakland County Jail for 30 days and gave him credit for 15 days served, including six since Thursday, when he was quietly jailed for violating condition of court. With good time he will likely be released in mid-April.
Rogers appeared to prefer jail instead of toughing out the 18-month sobriety court and its rules and regulations until June.
Is there really any reason for you to be carrying your cell phone around with you in a room full of half-naked high school boys? Especially after you’ve been told repeatedly (sometimes in writing) not to do so.
Accusations that a Florida high school gym teacher repeatedly took his camera phone in the locker room–even after complaints were filed–may lead to his dismissal. Here’s more from WFTV:
A cell phone could get a Brevard County middle school teacher fired because school administrators said he kept insisting on bringing it into the boy’s locker room. Police told Channel 9 there’s no indication that teacher Carl Stamm ever took pictures of any boys at Southwest Middle School in Palm Bay, but he was told by administrators to stop bringing his camera phone into the locker room.
Stamm was warned twice by two different principals here over two years. Regardless of whether he actually used his phone to take pictures of students in the locker room, the school district said he’s not following orders. Carl Stamm’s 18-year career as a physical education teacher and basketball coach could soon be over because of his cell phone.
The principals at Southwest Middle School received complaints that the 63-year-old teacher was using his cell phone to take pictures inside the boys’ locker room. “The students each and every time had the perception he was taking photographs with his cell phone,” said Andrea Alford, security director.
Administrators warned Stamm verbally and in writing not to take out his cell phone in the locker room again, but they received another complaint. “He was given a specific order, a directive. You are not to take your cell phone in the locker room,” said Alford.
At the end of the day, even sometimes great college football players don’t get to play in the NFL. When that happens, they have to find work in another field. But a prison guard? Well, that is good work, if you can find it . . . especially in a WOMEN’S prison. Unless, of course, you get accused of having sex with one of the incarcerated ladies. Apparently, while that happens often in the movies, the authorities frown upon it.
Here’s more from KTVB:
A former Boise State football player has run afoul of the law. Tim Gilligan was booked into the Ada County Jail Thursday on two felony counts of having sexual contact with an inmate.
The 28-year-old former prison guard is accused of having sexual contact on three separate occasions with a female inmate in April 2007. The woman did not reported the incidents to an IDOC employee until December 2008. An investigation was started and now Gilligan has been charged with a crime. Gilligan player wide receiver for the Broncos from 2000 to 2003.