Former NFL player Charlie Rogers turned himself in Monday to Aberdeen (N.J.) Police, who have charged him with a variety of offenses stemming from an incident Oct. 5. in which he brandished a sword during an event for the parents of a youth travel basketball team at Matawan-Aberdeen Middle School, the Asbury Park Press reported.
Rogers, 42, is charged with with stalking, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon of an unlawful purpose in his most recent high-profile turn in the news.
Eleven weeks ago, Rogers was banned from any interaction with Matawan American Youth Football, where he actively coached a team, after he left a profane message for the parents of an 11-year-old player from an opposing team, threatening to blitz their child until they were forced to leave the field.
USA Today released a transcript of the expletive-laced message left by Rogers in which he said, in part, “We are going to blitz every (expletive) play until your guy comes out of the game.”
He was fired from his position as offensive coordinator at St. John Vianney High School in New Jersey after the voicemail became public.
Rogers was held briefly Monday in the Monmouth County Jail before he was released. It is unclear whether the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office will take the charges to a grand jury.
An All-Pro kick returner as a rookie for the Seahawks in 1999, Rogers spent five seasons in the NFL with the Seahawks, Dolphins and Bills after starring at Georgia Tech.