On Monday morning, news broke that former Michigan State and Detroit Lions wide receiver Charles Rogers passed away at the age of 38.
According to reports, Rogers' cause of death may be related to cancer and liver disease.
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Former Saginaw High and Michigan State star Charles Rogers died Monday from liver failure, according to his former Saginaw High coaches.
“I called his mom at the hospital over the weekend and got a chance to talk to Charles,” former Saginaw High football coach Don Durrett said. “He said he was going to the Lord.”
According to Durrett and former Saginaw High basketball coach and athletic director Marshall Thomas, Rogers also battled cancer.
“He had cancer, whether that was related to his liver I don’t know,” former Saginaw High basketball coach and athletic director Marshall Thomas said. “They had given him 30 days to live if he didn’t get a liver transplant.”
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Charles Rogers during this most difficult time.