The details of Rogers' death are unclear. We're working on it.
One of the individuals who confirm his death is the former Michigan team-mate. Chris Baker said.
"Talked to his mother this morning, praying for her and his children, please respect their privacy at this difficult time, Rip Chuck."
Rogers was selected by the Detroit Lions and flashed in. In his first five games of the season – 03 there were 22 passes for 243 yards and 2 touchdowns. However, he suffered a broken collarbone that ended his rookie campaign.
The following season, he broke his collarbone again – already in the third game of the & # 39; 04 season.
He was cut by the Lions in 2006 Following the end of his footballing career, Rogers admitted he was struggling with drug abuse – including a dependency on Vicodin. He had been arrested several times for alcohol-related problems .
Rogers – who reportedly signed a $ 40 million rookie deal with the Lions – is survived by 8 children.
Rogers was a legend at MSU – where he received the 1st Team All-American award in his 2002 junior season when he scored 68 catches for 1,351 yards and 13 TDs.