Darren Sharper Charged With Rape

Darren Sharper Charged With Rape

Ex-NFL star allegedly drugged and assaulted multiple women.

Published March 20, 2015

Former NFL star Darren Sharper was charged with rape in Las Vegas on Friday.

According to the Associated Press, police and prosecutors are focusing on a series of alleged drug-and-attack cases against the ex-NFL safety in cities such as Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New Orleans and the Phoenix area. In Vegas, Sharper was slapped with two sexual-assault charges, accusing him of having sex with two tourists while the women were allegedly drugged and unconscious in January 2014. Each of the two charges carries a sentence of 10 years to life in Nevada state prison.

Sharper still faces similar charges in California, Louisiana and Arizona for the other similar drug-and-attack accusations and cases against him involving eight more women. Sharper, 39, has been jailed since last month.

Sharper, a former All-Pro, played 14 seasons in the NFL for the likes of the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints, having won a Super Bowl with the Saints in 2010. His next court hearing is set for April 3. 

BET Sports News - Get the latest news and information about African-Americans in sports including weekly recaps, celebrity news and photos of your favorite Black athletes. Click here to subscribe to our newsletter. 


 (Photo: AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Bob Chamberlin, Pool)

Written by BET-Staff

COMMENTS

Latest in news