Former NFL Safety Darren Sharper Arrested On Suspicion Of Rape

News & Views | Camille Travis | 01/20/2014 | 09:00 AM EST

The athlete has been accused of sexually assaulting two different women

Former NFL safety Darren Sharper was arrested Friday (Jan. 17) and charged with the sexual assault of two different women, according to TMZ.

The alleged victims claim the 38-year-old raped them in Los Angeles hotel rooms— one in October 2013 and the other in January 2014. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s website confirms that Sharper was released from jail on $200,000 bond just before midnight.

The NFL Network, where the former athlete was working as an analyst, released the following statement to ProFootballTalk.com:


“Darren has been suspended without pay until further notice, effective immediately. Regarding the charges, as a matter of policy, we don’t comment on pending legal action.”


Sharper, a five-time Pro Bowler and Super Bowl champ, spent 14 seasons in the NFL playing with the Packers, Vikings and Saints.

He is expected in court on Feb. 14.

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