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NEW INFORMATION: Details disclosed in investigations of former Packers, Vikings safety Sharper

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Sharper played for the Packers from 1997 to 2004.  He then played for the Vikings from 2005 to 2008, before finishing his NFL career in New Orleans.

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Prosecutors say former NFL safety Darren Sharper, who has been charged with raping and drugging women in California, is under investigation in connection with five more rapes and 11 druggings in other states.

Sharper appeared in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday but his arraignment was postponed until Feb. 20 at the request of his lawyers.

Prosecutors immediately filed a motion to raise his bail to $10 million and outlined details of other alleged assaults and druggings in Las Vegas, Tempe, Ariz., and New Orleans.

Sharper has not been charged in the other jurisdictions and remains under investigation.

In the bail motion, an investigator described a pattern in which the former football star met women at clubs, lured them to a hotel or apartment then drugged and raped them.

His lawyers said outside court he will be exonerated.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Lawyers for Darren Sharper say the former NFL safety will be exonerated of charges he drugged and raped two women in Los Angeles.

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

The district attorney's office says Sharper faces counts including rape by use of drugs and furnishing a controlled substance.

The felony case involves alleged incidents in October and January. Prosecutors say Sharper met women at a West Hollywood nightclub, invited them to a party but stopped at his hotel room, where the crimes are alleged to have occurred.

Sharper was arrested Jan. 17. He was allowed to remain free on $200,000 bail but was ordered to surrender his passport.

Prosecutors are seeking to raise his bail to $10 million.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) --The Los Angeles County district attorney's office says former NFL defensive back Darren Sharper has been charged with drugging and raping two women.

A district attorney's statement says Sharper will be arraigned Friday on two counts of rape by use of drugs, four counts of furnishing a controlled substance and one count of possession of a controlled substance.

The felony case involves alleged incidents in October and January. Prosecutors say Sharper met women at a West Hollywood nightclub, invited them to a party but stopped at his hotel room, where the crimes are alleged to have occurred.

Sharper was arrested Jan. 17 and released on $200,000 bail.

Prosecutors will seek to raise his bail to $10 million because the Miami, Fla., resident faces similar investigations elsewhere.


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