Warrant issued for Charles Rogers

SAGINAW, Mich. -- A judge has issued an arrest warrant for Charles Rogers after the former Detroit Lions wide receiver failed to appear at a pretrial hearing.

Saginaw District Judge A.T. Frank issued the bench warrant this week. The former Saginaw High and Michigan State standout faces five misdemeanors from two unrelated incidents.

MLive.com reported Friday that it was the fourth time in 18 months a judge issued a warrant for Rogers' arrest.

The 32-year-old is charged with making a malicious phone call and possessing marijuana, among other charges.

A message seeking comment was left for a lawyer who has represented Rogers in the case. Rogers was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2003 NFL draft.