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Judge says Rogers owes $6.1 million

Updated: April 6, 2010, 4:58 PM ET
Associated Press

DETROIT -- A judge says former Detroit Lions receiver Charles Rogers must repay $6.1 million to the team.

Rogers was suspended for substance abuse in 2005 and was released by the Lions the next year. The team has been trying to recoup two-thirds of his $9.1 million signing bonus.

U.S. District Judge Julian Abele Cook said Monday the money must be repaid. An NFL arbitrator made the same conclusion in 2008.

Lions attorney Thomas Bruetsch declined to comment on Tuesday. Michael ...

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