Lions sue Rogers over bonus

Updated: September 9, 2009, 4:50 PM ET
Associated Press

DETROIT -- The Detroit Lions have gone to federal court to recover $6.1 million from former receiver Charles Rogers, whose NFL career was sidelined by substance abuse problems.

Rogers was suspended for substance abuse in 2005 and released by the Lions the next year. The team says he must repay two-thirds of a $9.1 million bonus.

An NFL arbitrator agreed last year, but Rogers apparently has not paid.

The Lions filed suit Wednesday against Rogers and the NFL Players Association. ...

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