Another high profile AFC North player is likely going to be suspended to start the year, as Browns NT Shaun Rogers is going to be punished for his role in trying to board a plane with a gun at Cleveland Hopkins Airport.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer says that the Browns are simply waiting for the decision to come down as to how long the suspension is going to be, so they can plan around it.
The league has given the Browns no indication when it will hand down a suspension to Shaun Rogers for his April 1 arrest for carrying a loaded gun while attempting to board a plane at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. Team president Mike Holmgren hopes to learn something from Goodell at the meetings in Dallas. He expects some sort of suspension. Rogers has attended the off-season program, but is not participating on the field yet because of his rehabilitation from an ankle injury last year. “I’m pleased with how he’s working here,” Holmgren said. “I think he messed up and he knows it. But I like how he’s working. Hopefully, he won’t make the same mistake again.”
Rogers seems to be on much better ground with the combo of Holmgren and coach Eric Mangini than last year, when there was talk about him not wanting to be with the team anymore after he and Mangini didn’t hit it off from the start. Now it looks like he’ll be ready to go to have a big 2010 with the club.