2 more men arrested in Clemson Howard’s Rock case

Clemson University police have arrested two more North Carolina

men in the vandalism to Howard’s Rock inside the football


Police arrested 46-year-old Michael J. Rogers of Pisgah Forest,

N.C., and 17-year-old Alden James Gainey of Brevard, N.C., Friday

and charged them with felony counts of conspiracy and obstructing


The two appeared before a Pickens County (S.C.) Magistrate and

were each released on $7,500 personal recognizance bonds.

Rogers’ son, 18-year-old Micah Rogers, had previously been

arrested in the incident. He was charged in June with malicious

injury to animals or personal property valued at more than $2,000,

but less than $10,000; trespassing and unlawful entry into enclosed


Police say the rock, which players rub before running onto the

field, was chipped June 2 and its protective casing destroyed.