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Darren Sharper Arrested on Suspicion of Rape

Discussion in 'Football: NFL, College, High School' started by Harrisment, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. Harrisment

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    http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/10314323/darren-sharper-former-nfl-safety-arrested-felony-charge

    Former NFL star defensive back Darren Sharper has been arrested on suspicion of rape and is being investigated in connection with three separate sexual assaults.

    Sharper was arrested and booked Friday and released on $200,000 bail just before midnight, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. He faces a Feb. 14 court appearance.

    LAPD says it is investigating Sharper in connection with two sexual assaults that occurred in the West Los Angeles area, one in October and another earlier this month.

    New Orleans Police Department spokeswoman Remi Braden said Saturday in a statement that NOPD is also investigating an allegation of sexual assault filed against Sharper on Sept. 24.

    A five-time Pro Bowler, Sharper has worked as an analyst for the NFL Network since retiring in 2010.

    The NFL Network announced in a statement Saturday that Sharper has been suspended without pay, effective immediately.

    "Darren has been suspended without pay until further notice, effective immediately," said Alex Riethmiller, a spokesman for NFL Network.

    Sharper, 38, played 14 seasons with the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints, recording 63 career interceptions. He was part of the NFL 2000's All-Decade Team.

    Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
     
  2. Ender120

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    Some damn fine journalism, there.

    Three separate rapes?

    How many yards do you get penalized for that?
     
  3. mick fry

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    Two fouls on the play, illegal use of and hands and unsportsmanlike conduct. 15 yds!
     
  4. Obito

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    Didn't he used to date Dwyane Wade's baby mama?


    *which one*


    Gabrielle Union.
     
  5. Remii

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    With the ejection of a player and time in the penalty box...
     
  6. TheRealist137

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    DARRRENNN SHARPAH

    ONE OF THE MOST HARDEST HITTIN SAFETIES IN DA LEEEEEGUE

    I PUT DA TEAM ON MY BACK DOE
     
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    Darren Sharper charged with drugging, raping two women in Los Angeles

    Former Saints star safety Darren Sharper was charged Friday with drugging and raping two women in Los Angeles, once in October and once in January, according to a complaint filed by the L.A. district attorney's office.

    In both incidents Sharper is accused of following a similar pattern of raping women whom he had invited to his hotel room, and given them given alcoholic shots containing Ambien and morphine, causing them to pass out, prosecutors said.

    Sharper is currently being investigated in a rape case in New Orleans, and the complaint revealed that he is also being investigated for rapes in Arizona and Nevada.

    L.A. prosecutors allege Sharper met two women at a West Hollywood nightclub on Oct. 30, 2013 and invited them to another party. On the way, Sharper told the women he had to stop by his hotel room to pick up something and invited both women up to his room, according to the allegations.

    There, he gave each woman a shot, and both women subsequently passed out, prosecutors say. One woman told investigators she woke up naked hours later with Sharper sexually assaulting her. The second woman then woke up and "interrupted his actions," according to prosecutors.

    On Jan. 14, Sharper met two separate woman at the same West Hollywood nightclub and invited them to a party. Stopping at his hotel, he invited both up to his room, offered them a shot and each passed out, prosecutors allege.

    When they woke up hours later the next day, one of the women told authorities she believed she had been sexually assaulted. Both women left the hotel and sought medical treatment, authorities said.

    Sharper is accused of possessing morphine and zolpidem, commonly known as Ambien. Prosecutors charged Sharper with two counts of rape by use of drugs, four counts of furnishing a controlled substance and one count of possession of a controlled substance, all felonies. ​
     
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    Damn, does not look like good news for Sharper
     
  9. B-Bob

    B-Bob "94-year-old self-described dreamer"

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    I'm sorry but it kind of provides some perspective: would you rather shower with this (alleged) creep or with a gay teammate who is an overall upstanding citizen? I mean and hope that to be a rhetorical question, but who knows.
     
  10. droopy421

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    Are you suggesting that a gay teammate is going to drug and rape his teammates? :rolleyes:
     
  11. B-Bob

    B-Bob "94-year-old self-described dreamer"

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    Uhhhh... no?
    Errrrr... point was the opposite?

    As that dallas sportscaster vid earlier in the related thread said: it's sad that people are more worried about a gay teammate than the many instances of teammates who are just plain and simple criminals, dragging women down flights of stairs by their hair, murdering, etc.

    if you are joshing w' me, you win. :) Otherwise, we all lose.
     
  12. droopy421

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    I just meant this is apples to oranges in that regard. That Dallas video was spot on though.
     
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Darren Sharper suspected in seven rapes, 11 druggings in four different states: Former NFL ... <a href="http://t.co/hSjARROqQw" title="http://bit.ly/1duHaco" org_href="http://bit.ly/1duHaco">bit.ly/1duHaco</a> @<a href="https://twitter.com/FootballPost">FootballPost</a> <a class="hashtag" action="hash" title="#NFL">#NFL</a></p>&mdash; Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) <a href="https://twitter.com/RavensInsider/status/434491039705858048" data-datetime="2014-02-14T18:55:10+00:00">February 14, 2014</a></blockquote>
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  16. B-Bob

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    Okay, I totally hear you. But I think the apples to oranges is part of the point, in terms of what certain fans can forgive and what they cannot.

    But it's a not relevant point and it pales, especially given that last report Commodore posted. If this is true, Sharper is some kind of monster.
     
  17. Houstunna

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    Pick Magnet

    Hope he's innocent, seemed like a cool dude.

    If he's guilty, how the hell did he expect to get away?
     
  18. Houstunna

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    That's f***d up, but funny
     
  19. mick fry

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    Dayum, Sharp is gonna be the rapee now!
     
  20. Remii

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    Woooowww...!!! This is more than rape. This guy is straight crazy. It's going to be books and or movies about this dude.

    Enjoy the rest of your life in prison chump. I hear they love rapist in there.
     

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