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Darren Sharper

Ex-NFL Star Arrested for Rape

1/18/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0117-darren-sharperFormer NFL superstar Darren Sharper -- a 5-time Pro Bowler and Super Bowl champ -- has been arrested in L.A. on suspicion of rape ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... the 38-year-old was arrested on Friday -- and he's been linked to 2 sexual assaults ... one that occurred in Oct. 2013 and the other in January 2014.

The identity of the alleged victim or victims has not been released.

Sharper was booked at an L.A. jail -- and was released on $200k bail.

Sharper -- a hard-hitting safety who played for the Packers, Vikings and Saints -- is currently an analyst for the NFL Network.
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10:15 AM PT -- A rep for the NFL Network just released a statement saying Darren has been "suspended without pay until further notice."

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drealot    

if it was 1 woman I 'd think it was false, but 2?

195 days ago
17.

backup    

Guilty until proven innocent smdh!!

195 days ago
18.

VoiceOfReason    

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195 days ago
19.

boredwithouttmz    

Don't believe it. He looks to dawn good to be raping batches

195 days ago
20.

tkeyah    

or could it be these whores had consesual sex with him and just looking for some $$$$, there is a lot of chicks lying about rape nowadays and its sad that women who actually get raped are swept under the rug because of the hoes who spread their legs then look for a huge pay out by claiming rape!!!!!!!!

195 days ago
21.

cj    

I am shocked !! I watch nfl everyday,and he was great on the show. very disappointed, but will wait before judging too harshly,if he is innocent..

195 days ago
22.

Shawn     

Give her some money and make it go away. That was all she wanted.

195 days ago
23.

Vote2012    

They are going to need to move the NFL hall of fame to the federal prison....it seems like every week one of these players or former players gets picked up.

195 days ago
24.

Vote2012    

This is what happens when you give a young man who came from nothing millions of dollars right out of college or high school and treat them as if they walk on water. None of these players are worth the billions of dollars they make, the NFL has destroyed the game of football.

195 days ago
25.

Carolyn    

I don't believe it, the chicks want money

194 days ago
26.

Panther    

Tsk, tsk.

194 days ago
27.

Factual    

She just wants paid otherwise she would not have put herself in that position & u know what they call a broad who gets paid for it....

194 days ago
28.

Candy    

I hope it's not true...he is too fine!!!!

194 days ago
29.

FoolishnessNAmerica    

You can't rape the willing... I bet these are some broken down Tiger Woods accuser look-alikes. Straight trailer trash!!!!!

193 days ago
30.

hoenny    

irony, no?

193 days ago
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