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.

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

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.”