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Report: Darren Sharper will not face rape charges in Florida


Former NFL safety Darren Sharper, who has been connected to sexual assault cases in four states, will not face sexual assault charges in Florida, as authorities say there is insufficient evidence to file charges, the Associated Press reports.

According to authorities in Florida the three reasons the case failed to be made were the lack of corroborating witnesses, a lack of physical evidence, and inconsistent statements by the accuser.

The report states that a woman accused Sharper of sexually assaulting her in September of 2013, but didn’t report it until January of 2014 after seeing the former NFL safety on television in connection with a sexual assault case in California.

To date, Sharper has been indicted on sexual assault and drug charges in Arizona, and is the subject of ongoing investigations in both Louisiana and Nevada. He has been in a Los Angeles jail, with bail being denied, since February and has denied all allegations against him.

The 38-year-old Sharper played 14 seasons in the NFL, including stops with the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints.

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