Browns nose tackle Shaun Rogers posted bail Friday and was released from jail after being charged with carrying a concealed weapon. He was arrested at Cleveland Hopkins Airport on Thursday when a loaded gun was allegedly found in his carry-on luggage.
“First and foremost I want to apologize to all my family and friends for having to endure all the phone calls,” Rogers told reporters after his release. “Second of all I want to apologize to the Cleveland Browns and the community. I’m truly remorseful.”
Rogers told officers he forgot the .45 was in the bag. He said he was running late for a flight. He was in town for the team’s offseason workouts.
“By no means did I intend or willingly or knowingly take a firearm into the airport. That’s not something I would do,” he said.
The Browns acknowledged the situation Thursday but have had no further comment. No matter what happens in the legal process, Rogers is subject to a suspension from the NFL. Commissioner Roger Goodell has stressed personal conduct, especially regarding guns.