Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Charles Rogers had threatened to kill his mother if she didn't repay him a loan.
Rogers pleaded not guilty to five misdemeanor charges earlier this month in Saginaw, Mich.
Mlive.com reported that Rogers and his uncle conspired to threaten Cathy Rogers if she didn't pay back a $100,000 loan, according to Michigan State Police reports.
Charles Rogers was charged with making a malicious phone call and conspiracy to commit a crime. He also faces charges on a separate warrant of possessing marijuana, having an open container of alcohol in a vehicle and driving on a suspended license.
The second overall pick of the 2003 draft, Rogers has previously been arrested for drunk driving and assault and battery.
Rogers finished his NFL career with 36 receptions for 440 yards and four touchdowns in three seasons.