Ex-Detroit Lions receiver Charles Rogers was ordered to pay $6.1 million of a signing bonus he received in 2003. Rogers received $9.1 million signing bonus after he was chosen as a 2nd draft pick by the Lions.
During his NFL career Rogers was suspended for four games in 2005 for substance abuse, and broke his collarbone twice. Roger violated his contract for the third time and his suspension raised high tension in the Lions Organization. Rogers also failed several drug tests while in college. His suspension caused him to be released from Detroit Lions in September 2006.
Since then Rogers had become a common user of marijuana and Vicodin, he violated his probation several times and in January 2010 he failed a sobriety test when he was caught drunk driving in September 2009.