Browns nose tackle Shaun Rogers avoids NFL suspension on gun charges

Cleveland Browns nose tackle Shaun Rogers will not be suspended by the NFL for carrying a loaded gun into an airport.

The league said Rogers will be fined a one-game check — roughly $400,000 — for violating its personal conduct policy. The former Pro Bowler, who has not practiced this summer because of a leg injury that ended his season after 11 games in 2009, is appealing the decision.

Police said Rogers carried a semiautomatic handgun in a carry-on bag into Hopkins International Airport in April. He reached a deal with prosecutors last month and was ordered to enter diversion program to avoid trial on the weapons charge.

Under the terms, the felony gun charge will be dismissed if the 31-year-old Rogers completes the program.