N.J. football coach fired after leaving profane voicemail with parent of former player

September 7, 2018 / CoachingFootball
A New Jersey football coach was fired from his high school job today after leaving a profanity-laced voicemail with the parent of a former player on his youth team. In the message, the coach threatens to blitz his defense on every single play until “your guy comes out the game.”

Former NFL player Charlie Rogers was fired as the offensive coordinator at St. John Vianney High School in Holmdel, New Jersey. However, the youth league where he also coaches has yet to take any disciplinary action against Rogers, who left the voicemail two weeks ago, according to the Asbury Park Press.

The 11-year-old player referenced in the voicemail reportedly left Rogers’ team for another program, and the two teams are scheduled to play one another in October. In that game, Rogers promised to blitz his defense on every single down until the player is removed.

The voicemail was obtained by the Asbury Park Press. You can listen to the message here (be advised of graphic language). Here is a transcription:

“Hey Chris, this is coach Charlie, dog. I’m telling you right now, today in the summertime, before we’ve even started a game yet, right, we are going to blitz every (expletive) play until your guy come out the game. So don’t bring him to the game.

“You know I’m pissed off about this (expletive) right here. And I’m telling you, I swear to god, we are going to blitz, we don’t care if we give up a pass or not, we’re blitzing everybody. We are blitzing every single (expletive) play. And (inaudible) that it’s a bad (expletive) move and I don’t like it and it’s a stupid move and we are going to blitz every single (expletive) play.”

According to the USA Today Network, the parent was the former acting president of the Matawan AYF, where Rogers coaches. He stepped down after the league declined to take any action against Rogers.

The USA Today Network also reported that the Jersey Short AYF now intends to hold a hearing on the situation.

Click here to read more from the Asbury Park Press.

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