Rogers Fined but Avoids Suspension for Gun Incident
The NFL issued a $400,000 fine against Cleveland’s Shaun Rogers, but is not suspending him after Rogers was arrested for carrying a semi-automatic handgun into Cleveland Hopkins International Airport in April.
The fine, equal to one game’s pay, falls under the NFL’s Personal Conduct Policy.
Commissioner Roger Goodell likely took into account the fact that Rogers recently assisted police in stopping a drunk driver near the Browns’ training grounds. Police praised Rogers for his action.
Charges were dismissed soon after the incident, upon Rogers’ completion of a volunteer and gun class program. Rogers initially faced a felony charge and up to 18 months in prison before charges were dropped.
Rogers, who has not practiced this summer since injuring his leg last season, is appealing the NFL’s decision.