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Former NFL player dies at 38

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Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Charles Rogers died Monday. He was 38.

Media reports indicate Rogers died of liver failure and had been diagnosed with cancer.

A former Michigan State University football All-American, Rogers was drafted by the Lions as the No. 2 overall pick of the 2003 NFL draft. His career never took off as he struggled with drug issues and injuries.

Read more from the Detroit Free Press.


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