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Ex-Lions player Charles Rogers surrenders to police

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Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Charles Rogers is back in jail.

The Saginaw native turned himself in Tuesday morning, just days after a bench warrant was issued for his arrest.

Rogers was due in court last week for a preliminary hearing. He's accused of threatening to kill his mother over a $100,000 loan.

He was originally due in court next week, but that date has been postponed. No bond has been set for the former Michigan State football standout.

The 31-year-old is charged with making a malicious phone call and conspiring to commit that crime on March 5-6, and possessing marijuana, possessing an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle on a suspended or revoked license in December.

The No. 2 overall pick in the 2003 NFL Draft was scheduled to attend a pre-trial hearing last Wednesday. The Saginaw News reports Rogers called court officials to tell them he didn't have transportation.

Saginaw County District Judge A.T. Frank gave Rogers until the end of the working day to appear. When Rogers didn't show, the judge issued a bench warrant.

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