Browns DL Shaun Rogers, charged with carrying a concealed weapon at Hopkins International Airport in Cleveland in April, will have the charge dropped if he complies with the conditions of a diversion program, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer reported Tuesday.
According to The Plain Dealer, the court-ordered program, which will be implemented on Thursday when he is arraigned at Cuyahoga County (Ohio) Pleas Court, will require Rogers to complete 40 hours of community service and a 10-hour weapons course in a 12-month period.
Rogers, 31, played 11 games for Cleveland last season, notching 36 tackles. Rogers, who has played nose tackle in Cleveland's 3-4 scheme the last two seasons, could get more playing time at end in 2010. Promising NT Ahytba Rubin played well at the end of the '09 season in place of Rogers and could get on to the field more this season.
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