Darren Sharper says he has video proof he is innocent

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Former NFL player Darren Sharper is under investigation in New Orleans for sexual assault. Sharper has not been charged with a crime, and his lawyers claim it is because of a lack of evidence. Now his team is going even further saying they have evidence that shows he is innocent.

From TMZ Sports:

"Now, Sharper’s legal team tells TMZ Sports … “There were numerous witnesses who observed the [accuser] on her own and also observed her after encountering Sharper.”Team Sharper says … the witnesses say the accuser was “following him willingly throughout the evening” and claims surveillance footage syncs up with the witness accounts.Sharper’s lawyers say the video has been turned over to investigators.“No evidence suggests or implies that a sexual assault occurred,” Sharper’s lawyer says."

If Sharper is innocent in the New Orleans case, there are still charges in Los Angeles from two other women. Sharper was suspended by the NFL Network without pay while the legal situation sorts itself out.