Former UT football player Dennis Rogan arrested

Former Tennessee football player Dennis Rogan was arrested on charges of simple drug possession, failure to appear in court and failure to obey court orders on Tuesday, according to the Knox County Sheriff's Office website.

The website said bond was denied on the drug possession charge and that Rogan, 24, would be arraigned on Wednesday. No further information about the charges was immediately available.

Rogan, a Knoxville native and graduate of Fulton High School, was a safety for the Vols 2007-2009. He also returned kickoffs and punts. Rogan set a UT record with 698 kickoff return yards in 2008.

Rogan left UT with one year of eligibility remaining and entered the NFL draft. He wasn't selected and signed a free-agent contract with the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but was released before the 2010 season.

Rogan also was arrested in Knoxville in 2011 on charges of failure to pay child support.

Evan Woodbery covers Tennessee football. Follow him at www.Twitter.com/TennesseeBeat.

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Comments » 30

abnerPeabody writes:

Oh,the mentality of thugs.Seems Alabama has them too. Bet Alabama trools will not admit it though.They will find a way to put blame somewhere else.The fools.

keepitreal4vols writes:

I feel for Dennis. His best chance to get out of Lonsdale was football...he did for awhile but fell back into the pit. he might never escape now.

Ayres_Hall writes:

Rogan needed another year in school. He needs more than that, now.

eVOLved writes:

I remember when they let him return kicks halfway through his freshman year and he was great at it!

NGage writes:

Such a shame....a waste. That kid had talent, and with a better head and some good coaching, he could have made it to the NFL for more than a cup of gatorade.

maciste54 writes:

Whoever was advising this kid to leave school early should be shot.

pcorange writes:

You can take the boy out of the projects, but you can't take the projects out of the boy. What a waste.

HooRay_Vol writes:

Funny how everyone loved him when he played for the Vols,now everybody just wants to condemn him to call him names. Simple possession, so what? If this is the worst thing that he does in his life then he will be much better than most of us. A former cop just shot and killed other cops. A crazed gunman shot and killed a bunch of people in a movie theater.

Thanks Dennis for all you did for us while you' we're playing football. I wish things had turned out better for your career. Just learn from your mistakes and I continue to wish you the best.

Sincerely,

A true Vols fan

VolzsFan writes:

in response to NGage:

Such a shame....a waste. That kid had talent, and with a better head and some good coaching, he could have made it to the NFL for more than a cup of gatorade.

I guess the record number of kids going to the NFL over the past 20 years including a few future Hall of Famers did not get good coaching.....idiot.

Samuel_L_Salma_GataBait_HowBoutDemCowboys_BlueWaffles88 writes:

My favorite memory of Dennis Rogan was the massacre back in 2007 when he was absolutely blasted by Cam Newton. I'll never forget that game. Payback for the pathetic officiating the year before in Neyland.

BigBadVol writes:

in response to HooRay_Vol:

Funny how everyone loved him when he played for the Vols,now everybody just wants to condemn him to call him names. Simple possession, so what? If this is the worst thing that he does in his life then he will be much better than most of us. A former cop just shot and killed other cops. A crazed gunman shot and killed a bunch of people in a movie theater.

Thanks Dennis for all you did for us while you' we're playing football. I wish things had turned out better for your career. Just learn from your mistakes and I continue to wish you the best.

Sincerely,

A true Vols fan

What a stupid post. I don't see anyone calling him names and to bring up cop killers is totally irrelevant. Nice try but dumb.

TommyJack writes:

I just don't get it with these guys.

pcorange writes:

in response to BigBadVol:

What a stupid post. I don't see anyone calling him names and to bring up cop killers is totally irrelevant. Nice try but dumb.

I agree. Simple possession indicates one is a drug user, which is not a good thing.

kwcoach writes:

I enjoyed Rogan as a player. I wish he had gone to school somewhere else so he would have been out of Knoxville.

jjk writes:

He was a fantastic kick returner, and should have been a better player than what he was. I agree with the post that whoever was advising him to go pro needs to be shot. They didn't care about him, they just wanted to get their piece of the pie. Hope he can learn from this and get his life straightened out.

usafvol writes:

in response to MOD_4_MY_DAY_JOB:

(This comment was removed by the site staff.)

Better than being a FFL (Fool For Life) like you appear to be little man.

VolFanInTheBoro (Inactive) writes:

in response to Samuel_L_Salma_GataBait_HowBoutDemCowboys_BlueWaffles88:

My favorite memory of Dennis Rogan was the massacre back in 2007 when he was absolutely blasted by Cam Newton. I'll never forget that game. Payback for the pathetic officiating the year before in Neyland.

Is that when you jumped on the Gater bandwagon? your user name is stupid

Samuel_L_Salma_GataBait_HowBoutDemCowboys_BlueWaffles88 writes:

in response to VolFanInTheBoro:

Is that when you jumped on the Gater bandwagon? your user name is stupid

Thanks :)

Col26ca writes:

in response to maciste54:

Whoever was advising this kid to leave school early should be shot.

Rogan had no choice, he did not have the grades to continue in school and sadly the ability to pass enough upper level classes at UT to get back in. He should have gone the small college route. Sad, good young man that gave in the vices of the street.

jhncpps1 writes:

Will remember Rogan for his timely returns in 2007 and sheilding that Vandy returner long enough for someone to tackle him from behind to save that game on the way to the SEC championship game...but that being said he's made some dumb decisions...hopefully he can right the ship

Snapshot writes:

in response to Samuel_L_Salma_GataBait_HowBoutDemCowboys_BlueWaffles88:

My favorite memory of Dennis Rogan was the massacre back in 2007 when he was absolutely blasted by Cam Newton. I'll never forget that game. Payback for the pathetic officiating the year before in Neyland.

You are a MORON.

ronburgundy (Inactive) writes:

in response to HooRay_Vol:

Funny how everyone loved him when he played for the Vols,now everybody just wants to condemn him to call him names. Simple possession, so what? If this is the worst thing that he does in his life then he will be much better than most of us. A former cop just shot and killed other cops. A crazed gunman shot and killed a bunch of people in a movie theater.

Thanks Dennis for all you did for us while you' we're playing football. I wish things had turned out better for your career. Just learn from your mistakes and I continue to wish you the best.

Sincerely,

A true Vols fan

Ah yes, the bleeding heart post just in time! Dropped out of school because he wouldn't go to class and entered the draft where he didn't have a snowballs chance. Now he's bumming around town doing a little dope, and oh ya! He has a child out of wedlock who he's not supporting. The absolute best thing to do with guys like this is to throw them a pity party. Well, maybe not. Here's another idea Dennis. Just leave town and don't look back. Your 15 minutes are up.

Tonkin1 writes:

I don't feel sorry for any of these kids that decide even after they are given a Huge opportunity to do something for themselves that they could never get otherwise, education, free ride, Huge NFL $ that still chooses to do wrong. Don't want to aply themselves, just think they deserve a free ride.

I agree with the other post, can't take the Hood out of plain stupid.

claiborneh writes:

Failure to pay child support...surprise.
This was really not worth an article

claiborneh writes:

in response to HooRay_Vol:

Funny how everyone loved him when he played for the Vols,now everybody just wants to condemn him to call him names. Simple possession, so what? If this is the worst thing that he does in his life then he will be much better than most of us. A former cop just shot and killed other cops. A crazed gunman shot and killed a bunch of people in a movie theater.

Thanks Dennis for all you did for us while you' we're playing football. I wish things had turned out better for your career. Just learn from your mistakes and I continue to wish you the best.

Sincerely,

A true Vols fan

ah yes the ol "true Vols fan" that does not condemn, nor say anything critical, candid, nor truthful, only rah rah ree

Trite

cloudodust writes:

Maybe Eric Berry and Peyton Manning could do a class/seminar for CBJ in the future on 'Not Being Stupid, Today and Tomorrow'. Make it mandatory 101 stuff for incoming athletes...Wish the best for Rogan et al.

VolGrad writes:

Hope you get it turned around there, Dennis.

VolNWA writes:

A great player indeed. Watched him return a KO for a TD during an arena game here in WA for the Tri-Cities Fever two years ago--didn't even realize he was on the team until then.
Sad to see his career go to waste.

vol98champ writes:

I wondered why he left early. If he had gone to Bamma he probably would have made straight A's.

Noogaorange writes:

in response to HooRay_Vol:

Funny how everyone loved him when he played for the Vols,now everybody just wants to condemn him to call him names. Simple possession, so what? If this is the worst thing that he does in his life then he will be much better than most of us. A former cop just shot and killed other cops. A crazed gunman shot and killed a bunch of people in a movie theater.

Thanks Dennis for all you did for us while you' we're playing football. I wish things had turned out better for your career. Just learn from your mistakes and I continue to wish you the best.

Sincerely,

A true Vols fan

Great post. I wish more on this site took your position. GBO VFL17

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