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    Default Browns DT Shaun Rogers arrested for Gun Possession at Cleveland airport

    Report: Shaun Rogers arrested for gun possession
    Posted by Mike Florio on April 1, 2010 1:53 PM ET
    The folks at WOIO in Cleveland report that Browns defensive tackle Shaun Rogers has been arrested for possession of a gun.

    Per the report, the incident occurred at Hopkins International Airport, as Rogers was preparing to board a plane. The weapon was discovered in a bag; Rogers claimed that he forgot it was there.

    We realize there's a chance that this is an April Fool's Day gag. But we assume that the folks at WOIO understand that the laws of libel and slander don't disappear on the first day of the fourth month.

    That's why the safest April Fool's gags focus on concept like trades or retirements, not arrests or "outings."

    UPDATE: Donna J. Miller of the Cleveland Plain Dealer confirms the report. The Plain Dealer adds that the gun was loaded. Thus, if it's an April Fool's Day gag, it's gone multimedia.

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    This might answer some of the questions

    "Truly remorseful" Shaun Rogers released from jail
    Posted by Michael David Smith on April 2, 2010 3:54 PM ET
    Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Shaun Rogers was released from jail today and stopped briefly to talk with reporters on the way out, saying he was sorry about his arrest Thursday for preparing to board an airplane while carrying a loaded gun.

    "First and foremost, I want to apologize to my family and friends for having to endure all the phone calls and the questions," Rogers said. "Second of all I want to apologize to the Cleveland Browns, my fans and the community for this unfortunate incident. I'm truly remorseful."

    Rogers didn't get into specific details about what happened on Thursday, but he did say he wasn't trying to carry a gun onto a plane.

    "By no means did I intend or willingly or knowingly take a firearm into the airport," Rogers said. "That's not something I would do."

    Rogers, who played for the Detroit Lions from 2001 to 2007, said he's licensed to carry the gun in Michigan.

    "I've had a concealed handgun license for several years now in Michigan," Rogers said. "I've owned a weapon for several years and I've had no incidents up until this point."

    It's arguable whether Rogers can truly say he's "had no incidents." A stripper who accused Rogers of forcibly groping her said he had a gun in his waistband at the time, which could be construed as "having an incident." In fairness to Rogers, however, no charges were filed against him in that case.

    In this case, Rogers has been charged with carrying a concealed weapon, a fourth degree felony. His attorney says Rogers plans to plead not guilty.

    "Really, I'm just truly remorseful and I just can't put into words how unfortunate this incident is and I'm completely sorry to the community and the Browns for having me embarrass anybody with the nature of these events," Rogers said. "And that's just not my character."

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    NFL Star Pleads Not Guilty to Weapons Charge

    Posted Apr 3rd 2010 12:36AM by TMZ Staff

    Shaun Rogers mug shotCleveland Browns defensive lineman Shaun Rogers pled not guilty to a concealed weapons charge on Saturday.

    The charge carries a maximum penalty of 18 months in prison.

    Rogers was arrested on Thursday after he allegedly tried to board a plane in Cleveland with a loaded gun in his bag.

    He told police he forgot the gun was in his bag.
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    So if Rogers did not intend to take a loaded firearm onto a plane then how did it end up in his carry on bag? He talks about how he is a responsible gun owner with a license to carry, but how do you explain this without looking like a complete moron. Most airlines allow you to declare that you have a unloaded gun in a checked bag. What was he thinking?

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