Wednesday political and (loosely-related) legal links

Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Snyder the latest to propose dumping the Michigan Business Tax for a 6 percent flat business tax. [MLive]

The Detroit Free Press assesses the field for the Democratic nomination. A name missing from the list that was mentioned this morning by Tim Skubick on WJBK is Joe Dumars, which will happen the same day I ride a purple unicorn. 

Former Lion and Spartan Charles Rogers is in trouble again. [WJBK]

Some school superintendents are wary of the consequences of Michigan trying to get “Race to the Top” educational funds from the federal government. [The News Herald] Apparently, they are concerned that they may actually have to meet standards in doing their jobs.

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Former Detroit Lions receiver pleads to drunken driving charge

Charles Rogers, the former Detroit Lions wide receiver whose pro football career was tackled by collar bone injuries and a substance abuse suspension, pleaded guilty yesterday to a drunken driving charge, according to a report posted on mlive.com.

Judge Brian MacKenzie of the 52nd District Court in Novi ordered twice-daily substance abuse testing after police found Rogers passed out behind the wheel of his still-running car.

Said Rogers of his behavior: “I was wrong. When you mess up in life you have to pay the consequences.”