No jail for Rogers, but will miss 2015 Clemson football season


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No jail for Micah Rogers
No jail for Micah Rogers

Micah Rogers was found guilty of malicious damage under $2000 to Howard's Rock Thursday afternoon at the Pickens County Courthouse, but will not have to serve any jail time and will miss the 2015 Clemson football season due to community service.

"The sentence was the maximum sentence on the 30-day charge which was 30 days and a $1000 fine," Assistant Solicitor Baker Cleveland said. "The Judge is not going to make him do that sentence providing he pays a $750 fine after costs and assessments which will be well over $1500 and do 25 days of community service which this office will supervise. In addition to that, the judge is essentially prohibiting him from enjoying football season this year because he required 12 of those 25 days of community service are to be served on Saturdays in September, October, and November."



Both Cleveland and Solicitor Walt Wilkins said they respected the decision of the jury and told TigerNet that a plea deal was never discussed with Rogers.

"I respect the verdict as it was," Cleveland said. "I think Solicitor Wilkins and I, we always respect the jury's verdict. This is the system we have. We have a lot of say when you are talking pleas but when you go to trial it is in the jury's hands. This is the way the system is design to work and I think in this case it worked the way it was designed.

"This case was always about finding the person that damaged the rock and bring them to justice," said Wilkins. "The sentence was never something that was in consideration by this office and typically never is. That is up to judges [to decide] sentences. It's about bringing the individuals to justice and having them be responsible for their actions and in this case the jury found in our favor and Mr. Rogers is now responsible.

Defense attorney Frank Eppes released a statement to TigerNet saying the family was pleased with the decision.

"My client and his family respect the jury's verdict," said Eppes. "We appreciate the time and attention they put into the case. We are very pleased that his conviction was to a misdemeanor. I think the judge's sentence was appropriate given the situation and I ask that everyone continue to respect my client and his family's privacy. Thank you."

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spacer I for one do not respect the jury or judge's decision
ObiWan
spacer I am as upset as anybody about this but part of the blame is
ragtop
spacer oh please. the guy broke off a piece of a freaking rock.
vlastimil_hort
spacer Is he also banned from ever stepping foot on CU property
TheTigerFan555
spacer Re: Is he also banned from ever stepping foot on CU property
Litefoot®
spacer I hope not
TigerHawk76®
spacer I hope you do too.***
tigerdrummer®
spacer Respect?***
tiger_swimmer®
spacer My God!
Marshall®
spacer So he got a built-in protection order... Did anyone think
SOLOS®
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allorangeallthetime52®
spacer Re: FB Update: No jail for Rogers, but will miss 2015 Clemson football season
Tigerbalm1®
spacer Whooopie....The Judge and Jury
pwr333
spacer Re: Whooopie....The Judge and Jury
Tigerbalm1®
spacer Re: Whooopie....The Judge and Jury
TigerFan46
spacer Re: Whooopie....The Judge and Jury
cutiger250
spacer Re: Whooopie....The Judge and Jury
pwr333
spacer Re: No, BUTT...
CUalum79ALLn65®
spacer Re: No, BUTT...
CU13®
spacer The testimony was the piece broken
WiseTiger
spacer lmao...
cutiger250
spacer The Rock and Stadium should have had better
Injun Tiger
spacer Great, now coots know they can make some money from stealing
ancientorange
spacer He should've sentenced him to be Dabo's butler for a year***
Ucel74
spacer No justice, no peace!***
TGRRAG®
spacer Re: No justice, no peace!***
surroundedfan®
spacer I hope he dies on the way back to Pisgah.
TIGERnTR
spacer Re: I hope he dies on the way back to Pisgah.
TigerR31
spacer It ain't over...
TigerHawk76®
spacer Wasn't it obstruction of justice?***
ClemsonTiger1988®
spacer Yes... And conspiracy.
TigerHawk76®
spacer Re: FB Update: No jail for Rogers, but will miss 2015 Clemson football season
OrangeRunsMyBlood
spacer Re: FB Update: No jail for Rogers, but will miss 2015 Clemson football season
crawdad64
spacer This is some bullcrap right here
grover173
spacer Honestly how can this dude ever attend another game?
ColaTownTiger
spacer Re: FB Update: No jail for Rogers, but will miss 2015 Clemson football season
kdo1
spacer It's a good thing that you can't record the games either....
BentZero
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