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OTL: Lion Flub

Originally Published: August 18, 2009
By Jemele Hill

It was just a newspaper story, a rundown of how much the top NFL draft picks were paid in 2002. But to Charles Rogers, it was what he knew was possible ever since his first varsity football game, when he scored five touchdowns and instantly became the best football-playing 10th grader in the state of Michigan.

Rogers didn't hang the story in his locker at Michigan State just to be cocky. He did it because he could taste a new life. "I just knew I was going to get there," Rogers says.

Rogers was right. He did get there. But he didn't stay there.

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