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Darren Sharper now under investigation in Miami sex case

Darren Sharper in a Los Angeles court on Feb. 14, 2014 Liz O. Baylen/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images

Darren Sharper, the former NFL player accused of drugging and raping women in California, Arizona, Louisiana and Nevada, is now under investigation for sexual battery in Miami Beach.

According to Miami Beach Police spokesperson Vivian Hernandez, Sharper is under investigation after being accused of sexually assaulting an intoxicated woman he allegedly met at a Miami Beach club and then took home to his condo.

Sharper, 38, was scheduled to appear in a Los Angeles court today to be arraigned on charges that he raped a total of two women on separate occasions at the same Hollywood nightclub. Police alleged that on Oct. 15, 2013 and again on Jan. 15, 2014 Sharper brought two women back to his hotel room, drugged them, and sexually assaulted one, according to CBS Los Angeles.

He has been free on bond but had to release his passport. Sharper is charged 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, reports the station. He faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted.

The alleged California incidents bear striking resemblance to complaints made by women in other states. According to reports from the Tempe Police Department, on Nov. 21, 2013, two women told police that they had been given drinks by Sharper and “forced to have sex.”

Sharper played for the New Orleans Saints, the Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Vikings. He was a five-time Pro-Bowl safety. Upon being indicted, Sharper was suspended without pay from the NFL Network.



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