Rodney Peete is being sued by a man named Carlos Rogers, but it’s not the former NFL player who’s suing him.
TMZ Sports reported on Friday that Peete, a former longtime NFL quarterback and All-American at USC, was being sued by Carlos Rogers for $350,000, plus $100,000 in damages. Rogers alleges in the suit that Peete approached him to invest in a group aimed at keeping the Raiders in Northern California. Back in 2016, we shared that Peete was part of a group including Ronnie Lott working to keep the Raiders in Oakland. Peete allegedly promised Rogers as part of the deal that he would get his money back if the team moved to Las Vegas, which they are doing. Rogers is suing on grounds on fraud, saying he has never been paid back by Peete, though terms of their agreement call for that.
While the information in the lawsuit is accurate, TMZ got their Carlos Rogers wrong. The Rogers who played at Auburn and was drafted No. 9 overall by Washington in 2005 told NBC Sports Bay Area’s Scott Bair that he’s not suing anybody, never invested in anything related to the Raiders’ stadium, and doesn’t know who Peete is.
Per TMZ Sports, former 49ers/Raiders CB Carlos Rogers is the ex-NFL player suing Peete.
One problem: I just talked to Carlos, + he wanted to make it clear he isn't suing anybody. He didn't invest in any Raiders stadium effort. I mean, he didn't even know who Rodney Peete was. https://t.co/UQUmKRv6Bc
— Scott Bair (@BairNBCS) June 22, 2019
Instead, a different man named Carlos Rogers says he’s the one who’s suing Peete.
I’m the Carlos A Rogers that’s suing him. https://t.co/cfmv5eNpgJ
— CARLOS A ROGERS (@CARLOSAROGERS) June 22, 2019
This Rogers claims on his website to have made millions in marketing and bills himself as a “Successful Real Estate & Business Investor.”
So to recap: Rodney Peete is being sued by a man named Carlos Rogers over a Raiders-related investment, but it’s not by the former Pro Bowl cornerback.