Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Shaun Rogers proved to be a colossal fool Thursday, when he was arrested for carrying a concealed gun through security at the Hopkins International Airport in Cleveland.
According to the Police report, Rogers was detained after officers identified a loaded .45 caliber hand gun in his carry-on luggage. Rogers was booked without incident for carrying a concealed weapon, which is a third-degree felony in Ohio. No charges have been filed at this time.
This is without doubt one of the stupidest things a professional athlete has done in recent memory. It seems unlikely Rogers intentionally tried to sneak the gun through security, but it’s hard to imagine he simply forgot about the loaded gun.
Rogers has yet to release a statement on today’s events. It will be interesting to see him try to explain his side of the story.
The Roger Goodell frustration alert level has been elevated to bright orange.