LAPD: Former NFL star Sharper arrested on suspicion of rape; suspended by NFL Network - InfoNews

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LAPD: Former NFL star Sharper arrested on suspicion of rape; suspended by NFL Network

FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2009, file photo, New Orleans Saints safety Darren Sharper looks on during warm-ups before an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Miami. The former NFL star defensive back has been arrested on suspicion of rape, the Los Angeles Police Department said. Sharper was arrested and booked Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, and released on $200,000 bail just before midnight, according to the LAPD. He faces a Feb. 14 court appearance. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
January 18, 2014 - 12:07 PM

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The Los Angeles Police Department says former NFL star defensive back Darren Sharper has been arrested on suspicion of rape.

LAPD says Sharper was arrested and booked Friday and faces a Feb. 14 court appearance. LAPD says it is investigating Sharper in connection with two sexual assaults that occurred in October and earlier this month in the West Los Angeles area.

A spokeswoman for the New Orleans Police Department says it is also investigating an allegation of sexual assault filed against Sharper on Sept. 24.

Sharper, 38, played 14 seasons in the NFL (1997-2010), mostly with Green Bay. He also played with Minnesota and New Orleans and retired after the 2010 season.

He has been working as an analyst for the NFL Network, but has been suspended without pay.

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