Rogers was in court Friday and released on $5,470 bond. His attorney, Frank Epps, did not immediately return a phone call from The Associated Press.
Soon after the vandalism, speculation from Clemson fans centered on a South Carolina supporter (the rivals share a longtime distaste for each other) or a Georgia backer (the schools are about two hours apart and open the season at Clemson on Aug. 31).
But it appears Rogers cheered for the Tigers after police found his truck had a Clemson tiger paw sticker and other school memorabilia was found in his home.
"I'll make you draw your own conclusions with that," Hendricks said.
Police have not yet found the missing piece of the rock and are continuing the search.
Howard's Rock has been a fixture for Clemson football since the late 1960s when the stone was brought to campus from Death Valley, Calif., by Samuel C. Jones, a close friend of then-coach Frank Howard. The coach had little use for it until school booster Gene Willimon affixed to a pedestal and placed it at the entrance of Memorial Stadium.
Legend has it that during the 1967 season Howard told his players if they didn't want to give maximum effort they should "keep your filthy hands off of my rock." Ever since, Tiger players gather at the pedestal and rub the rock for good luck before rushing down the hill for games.
It left for a two-month period before the 2000 season when John Fernandez's granite sawing company worked to fit it on a new pedestal. Fernandez was a 1969 Clemson graduate who said the rock was only out of his sight while he slept. He even held a cookout with the rock as the guest of honor.
Clemson athletic director Dan Radakovich said the school has increased security around the rock to prevent future vandalism.