It's always depressing when former Lions receiver Charles Rogers pops up in the news with legal troubles. But there has never been a story as disturbing as this one.
A police report uncovered Friday by MLive.com alleges that Rogers threatened to kill his own mother if she didn't give back $100,000. The report says that Rogers and his uncle Ronie Rogers made a malicious phone call to Cathy Rogers and conspired to threaten her. Charles Rogers surrendered to authorities last week on two misdemeanor charges.
The police report says that Rogers told his mother he would "blow her mouth out." He also said he was willing to do "the time" that would result in shooting her.
Cathy Rogers told the Saginaw News last week that she wanted the paper to leave Charles and the rest of her family alone. The two charges carry a maximum penalty of one year in jail. Rogers pled not guilty. He also faces three unrelated misdemeanor charges.