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Darren Sharper

CHARGED WITH RAPE

NFL Star Allegedly Drugged Multiple Women

2/14/2014 8:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0124-tmz-darren-sharperDarren Sharper has just been charged with 2 counts of rape in L.A. ... after the former New Orleans Saints superstar allegedly drugged multiple women and raped them in his hotel room ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Among the charges ... 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.
 
Sharper -- who had a Hall of Fame-caliber NFL career as a safety -- is accused of drugging the women with zolpidem (Ambien).

Officials say Sharper met the two women in a West Hollywood nightclub on October 30th and invited them to another party.

On the way, officials say they stopped at Darren's hotel room and he gave them each a shot.

The women then passed out and hours later one of the women claims she woke up with Sharper sexually assaulting her.  The second woman says she woke up and "interrupted his actions."

Officials say Sharper STRUCK AGAIN on January 14th ... when he returned to the same West Hollywood nightclub and found two more women.

Sharper allegedly pulled the same scheme -- inviting them back to hs room, gave them a shot, they passed out, he raped them.

Officials say both women left his hotel and sought medical treatment.

Sharper was arrested on January 17th. He was released on $200k bail.  In addition to the rape, officials also say he was illegally in possession of morphine.

If convicted, Sharper faces more than 30 YEARS in prison. Officials are recommending the judge set his bail at $100 MILLION.

(Update: We're told the $100 million bail was a typo ... officials meant to request a $10 MILLION bail).

Officials say Sharper is also accused of raping women in 3 other states -- including Arizona, Nevada and Louisiana.

As we previously reported, Sharper has addressed the allegations in Louisiana ... claiming the sexual encounter was consensual.

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Vote2012    

I could see this if he graduated from Va Tech but not William and Mary. The strange thing about this story is nothing is being reporter in his hometown newspaper in Richmond Va.

198 days ago
17.

Yurra Knutz    

Get your pitchforks here!

Can't be a keyboard racist mob without pitchforks!

198 days ago
18.

NOT ELMO    

(Update: We're told the $1OO million bail was a typo ... officials meant to request a $1O MILLION bail)...........................MUCH BETTER LOL

197 days ago
19.

stephanie    

I typically don't believe these cries of rape against pro athletes because it always seems suspect...however, this man has MULTIPLE accusers. He's disgusting and should be castrated. Hope the women get the justice they deserve.

197 days ago
20.

Bypass    

The women met him at a nightclub then willingly went back to his hotel room where they claim they were then drugged. Uh huh.

197 days ago
21.

Portlandia83    

He was likely molested and has late homosexual issues and has a small dick...

197 days ago
22.

Mia Delemore    

Ambien really what a slug

197 days ago
23.

Tex    

In addition to these physical rapes, Amway has financially raped millions of people: stoptheamwaytoolscam.wordpress.com

196 days ago
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