Former Michigan State star (and Detroit Lions bust) Charles Rogers faces foreclosure on his home in Novi after he defaulted on his mortgage. Via the Detroit News:â†µ
A notice published today in the Legal News claims Rogers has defaulted on a $1.04 million mortgage he obtained in October 2004. Rogers bought the home in the exclusive Turnberry Estates subdivision off Eight Mile, near the Meadowbrook Country Club for $1.3 million.â†µ
Rogers owes $1.17 million on the home.â†µ
Rogers is the perfect example of how great talent can be trumped by utter stupidity. His legal and financial troubles are no secret; in 2005 he served a four-game suspension for his third violation of the NFL's substance abuse rules and was subsequently released by the Lions in 2006. Rogers hasn't seen an NFL field since. As a result of his bad decisions, Rogers was forced to repay $6.1 million of his $9.1 million signing bonus he signed as a rookie in 2003.â†µ
He's also been arrested numerous times for drug, alcohol and domestic abuse charges. If you want to teach your kids how to be successful in life, just have them look up Rogers and tell them to do the exact opposite.