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Fri Feb 14, 2014, 05:03 PM

Darren Sharper Charged With Rape In California (played most of his career with the Packers)

Former NFL safety Darren Sharper has been charged in Los Angeles with drugging and raping two women, prosecutors said Friday.

Sharper appeared in court but a judge postponed his arraignment until Feb. 20 at the request of defense attorneys.

Sharper is facing two counts of rape by use of drugs, four counts of furnishing a controlled substance, and one count of possession of a controlled substance, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.

The complaint alleges the drugs involved were morphine and zolpidem, which is sold under the brand name Ambien.

Sharper was represented by prominent Los Angeles attorneys Blair Berk and Leonard Levine.

"We look forward to the true facts being revealed in this case," Berk said after the brief court appearance. "And we are hopeful Mr. Sharper will be fully exonerated before this case is concluded."

Sharper, 38, played in the NFL from 1997 to 2010, mostly with the Packers.

Prosecutors said he met two women at a West Hollywood nightclub on Oct. 30, invited them to a party and stopped at his hotel room.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/14/darren-sharper-rape-charges_n_4789445.html

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Wed Mar 12, 2014, 02:33 PM

1. and now two more rape counts in Arizona......

Former NFL safety Darren Sharper has been charged with two more counts of sexual assault and three more counts of administering dangerous drugs, this time in Arizona, where he allegedly raped two women there in November.

Detectives from Tempe served Sharper's attorney with a grand jury indictment on those charges Tuesday morning, making Arizona the second state to file formal sexual assault charges against Sharper, 38.

The former Pro Bowler is suspected by police of date-raping nine women in five states: two in Los Angeles, two in Arizona, two in New Orleans, two in Las Vegas and one in Miami Beach.

So far, only authorities in Los Angeles and Arizona have filed formal charges against him while other states continue their investigations. Sharper pleaded not guilty to felony charges in Los Angeles on Feb. 20 and was released on $1 million bail. He was taken back into custody on Feb. 27 after authorities in New Orleans issued a no-bail warrant for his arrest, which accused him of raping two other women there on Sept. 23.

Since his arrest on that warrant, Sharper has been incarcerated in Los Angeles while his attorneys worked to have him released. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Renee Korn indicated in a hearing last week that she was inclined to release him on bail again Thursday unless New Orleans authorities filed formal charges against him by the time of his hearing that day.

So far, New Orleans authorities only have issued an arrest warrant in that case.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2014/03/12/darren-sharper-ambien-date-rape-arizona-california/6332631/

This guy is a real dirt ball. Ugh.....

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