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Darren Sharper reportedly arrested on suspicion of rape

Former NFL Pro Bowl safety Darren Sharper has been arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of rape, according to TMZ.

“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 was a second round pick by the Green Bay Packers in 1997 and made the first two of his five Pro Bowl teams with the Packers in 2000 and 2002.

The Packers released him after the 2004 season and he was signed by the Minnesota Vikings where he led the NFL in interceptions in his first season with the club and made the Pro Bowl in 2005 and 2007.

Sharper enjoyed a renaissance season in 2009 with the New Orleans Saints in 2009 when he made his fifth and final Pro Bowl and helped play a crucial role in the Saints winning the Super Bowl XLIV over the Indianapolis Colts.

His playing career came to an end after the 2010 season and has worked in the media where you can see him in the NFL Network, but probably not anytime soon as this investigation is ongoing.

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