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Posted on: Friday, April 2, 2010

Rogers arrested with gun at airport

Advertiser Staff

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Shaun Rogers

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CLEVELAND Cleveland Browns nose tackle Shaun Rogers was arrested yesterday at Hopkins International Airport for having a loaded gun in his carry-on luggage.

Rogers, who had been at the team's suburban training facility in recent days taking part in a voluntary off-season program, was stopped at a security checkpoint on Concourse C when officials spotted a loaded .45-caliber hand gun in his bag, police said in a statement.

He was arrested at 12:15 p.m. "without incident," transferred to a downtown processing center and booked for carrying a concealed weapon, a third-degree felony.

Sgt. Sammy Morris of the Cleveland Police Department said Rogers was still being held in the city's jail last night.

No charges have been filed at this time, police said, although the 31-year-old Rogers could face federal fines for carrying the firearm.

It's not yet known what Rogers, who lives in Houston during the offseason, told officials about the gun or if he has a permit for it.

Browns president Mike Holmgren issued a statement saying the team was aware of Rogers' arrest.

"We will continue to gather additional information, and until the legal process has taken its course, we will reserve any further comment," the statement said.

Beyond his legal problems, the three-time Pro Bowler may face league penalties if it is determined he violated the NFL's player-conduct policy.

ELSEWHERE

Seahawks: Starting linebacker Leroy Hill has received 12 months of probation in Georgia after pleading guilty to a charge of marijuana possession stemming from a January 2009 traffic stop. Hill, 27, agreed to complete an outpatient drug and alcohol abuse counseling program and 30 hours of community service.

Giants: Punter Jeff Feagles, 44, agreed to a one-year deal with New York, which also signed free agent safety Deon Grant and rescinded its tender to restricted free agent safety C.C. Brown.

Jaguars: Defensive end Reggie Hayward, who missed most of last year with a broken leg, signed a one-year contract with Jacksonville, keeping him with the team for a sixth season.

Bears: Chicago released veteran defensive end Alex Brown, who was a fourth-round pick by Chicago in the 2002 draft.