Charles Rogers Charged With PUI?

charles-rogersTotal Pro Sports – Driving under the influence is nothing new to sports athletes.  In this year alone we have seen the likes of WNBA star Diana Taurasi, former WWE wrestler Rowdy Roddy Piper, and retired NBA star Charles Barkley arrested for DUIs.  Even Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte Stallworth was recently sentenced to 30 days in prison for vehicular manslaughter after driving while under the influence and killing a pedestrian.

All the aforementioned had received bad publicity for their stupidity, but Charles Rogers is about to do them one better.  You see, driving while under the influence has been played out by athletes.  Rogers was looking for something new, and he got it…

Parking Under the Influence. The former first round pick of the Detroit Lions was arrested Wednesday night after officers in Novi, Michigan found him “unresponsive behind the wheel of his still running, and in gear, Mercedes on Meadowbrook Road.”  After failing a roadside sobriety test, Rogers was arrested for Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated and Operating a Motor Vehicle While License Not Valid.

Rogers had been trying to get himself a gig in the Canadian Football League, but is ineligible to play there because he is still serving a suspension in the NFL.

We are not sure what to think of Roger’s recent antics.  While we would like to think he made the smart move by falling asleep behind the wheel of his car, rather than driving while under the influence, we just can’t seem to understand why he would sit in the driver’s seat and start the car at all.

And so our lesson of the day is next time you are looking for a quick nap, try the back seat. Hat Tip – [Fox Detroit]

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