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October 22, 1988
Defensive end Reggie Rogers of the Detroit Lions was charged with three counts of involuntary manslaughter Friday for his part in a car accident in which three teen-agers were killed early Thursday morning. L. Brooks Patterson, the Oakland County prosecutor, said he based the charges, which carry a maximum penalty of 15 years each, on "wanton and reckless behavior" by Rogers in causing the collision in Pontiac, Mich.
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January 10, 1991 | From Associated Press
Reggie Rogers says that if the Seattle Seahawks could give Derrick Fenner a chance, he should get one, too. Rogers, 26, a star defensive end at the University of Washington and first-round draft choice of the Detroit Lions in 1987, was convicted of negligent homicide after a traffic accident in which three teen-agers died on Oct. 20, 1988. Evidence showed he had been drinking heavily before the accident. He was sentenced to 16 to 24 months in prison.
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August 27, 1986 | Associated Press
Defensive tackle Reggie Rogers of the Washington Huskies will wear a black arm band with the number 20 on his football jersey this season. "It's something to remind me of a special person," the 6-6, 270-pound senior explained, his voice barely audible. But when the Pacific 10 Conference Skywriters visited the Washington campus Monday, Rogers made it clear he didn't want to talk about the cocaine-caused death of his older brother, Don, at the family home in Sacramento this summer.
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January 17, 1990
Former Detroit Lion Reggie Rogers was sentenced to up to two years in prison for the traffic deaths of three teen-agers in 1988. Rogers, 25, apologized for the deaths of Kenneth Willett, 19, of Waterford Township, Mich.; and Kelly Ess, 18; and Dale Ess, 17, both of Versailles, Mo. The youths were killed Oct. 20, 1988, when a Jeep driven by Rogers ran a red light at 15-25 m.p.h. over the 35-m.p.h. speed limit in Pontiac, and smashed into their car, driven by Willett.
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July 15, 1989 | Associated Press
The Detroit Lions said Friday that they will waive defensive end Reggie Rogers, who faces trial on three counts of manslaughter after a traffic accident in which he suffered a broken neck. Rogers, Detroit's No. 1 draft choice in 1987, will be waived Wednesday, when the Lions open training camp at Oakland University in Rochester, Mich., a club spokesman said. The decision was based not on the felony charges against Rogers, who allegedly was drunk at the time of the Oct.
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November 3, 1988 | United Press International
Defensive end Reggie Rogers of the Detroit Lions was married Tuesday in the hospital room where he is recovering from a car accident that left three teen-agers dead. Rogers, 24, and Sheila Dorsey, who is about seven months pregnant with twins, were married in a ceremony at Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital. Harold Curry, one of Rogers' lawyers, said the ceremony was attended by family and close friends. Rogers suffered a broken neck, partially severed thumb and other injuries in the Oct.
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December 4, 1988 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI, Times Staff Writer
By now, it is the most infamous intersection in tiny downtown Pontiac, Mich.: University Drive and Wide Track Drive. It's the place, say local police, where you can still find shards of glass and bits and pieces of warped steel from a car crash that ended the lives of three teen-agers and began yet another nightmare for Reggie Rogers of the Detroit Lions. This time the nightmare doesn't include his brother Don, the former UCLA and Cleveland Browns star who died of a cocaine overdose in 1986.
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September 12, 1987 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI, Times Staff Writer
Reggie Rogers' life changed not like the seasons, slow and imperceptible, but rather with a blurry suddenness the day his brother Don--his best friend, his hero, really--died of a cocaine overdose. No one knows for sure exactly what happened. Certainly, Don Rogers, a former UCLA All-American and later All-Pro safety with the Cleveland Browns, had everything to live for. He was only 23, superbly talented, financially stable.
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November 15, 1987 | TOM FRIEND, Washington Post
Cocaine found on an NFL coach? That's a new one. But that's what the headline screamed a couple weeks back: Cocaine Found in Wayne Fontes' Car. Then, suddenly, maybe not. On Monday, a district judge threw out the cocaine-possession charge against Fontes, saying his car had been illegally searched by police, who found a vial of cocaine there. Fontes, the Detroit Lions defensive coordinator who still faced two drunk-driving charges, jumped for joy.
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July 15, 1989 | Associated Press
The Detroit Lions said Friday that they will waive defensive end Reggie Rogers, who faces trial on three counts of manslaughter after a traffic accident in which he suffered a broken neck. Rogers, Detroit's No. 1 draft choice in 1987, will be waived Wednesday, when the Lions open training camp at Oakland University in Rochester, Mich., a club spokesman said. The decision was based not on the felony charges against Rogers, who allegedly was drunk at the time of the Oct.
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February 9, 1989 | From Associated Press
A woman who was riding with Detroit Lions defensive lineman Reggie Rogers when he was involved in an accident that killed three teen-agers is suing him for $100,000. Robin Ann Reece of Pontiac filed the suit Wednesday in Oakland County Circuit Court. Reece's suit alleges that Rogers was intoxicated and drove his vehicle through an intersection in the Oct. 20 accident in downtown Pontiac.
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December 4, 1988 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI, Times Staff Writer
By now, it is the most infamous intersection in tiny downtown Pontiac, Mich.: University Drive and Wide Track Drive. It's the place, say local police, where you can still find shards of glass and bits and pieces of warped steel from a car crash that ended the lives of three teen-agers and began yet another nightmare for Reggie Rogers of the Detroit Lions. This time the nightmare doesn't include his brother Don, the former UCLA and Cleveland Browns star who died of a cocaine overdose in 1986.
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