"I'm seeking a pardon because this incident happened when I was 17. I had 10 minutes of insanity which has hurt me my whole life ... I'm meeting the standards ... I don't think there's anything special about what I'm requesting. It happened when I was a young man and now I'm an old man."Attorney General Jon Bruning told Rodgers,
"You've done a lot of good things in your life: your charity and kids. But in the end, you've had 10-years of a clean record and we need to treat similar people similarly whether they are widely known or not."Now, Rodgers is said to be "off to San Diego" in order to "clear a felon in possession of a gun from his record." 32 additional persons were pardoned. See fulls story here.