Darren Sharper ended is run from the law this week when he surrendered to Los Angeles police on Thursday night. By turning himself in, Sharper has begun the process of figuring out what exactly happened to have an arrest warrant issued for him in Louisiana, alleging that he raped two women.
The former Pro Bowl safety spent his final years in the NFL with the Saints after bouncing around from the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings, but none of that matters at all in the rape case he’s involved in. According to the Los Angeles Times, Sharper surrendered to police at his attorney’s office on Thursday.
"The former New Orleans Saints player surrendered at his attorney’s office to LAPD detectives. Police said he is being detained on the fugitive warrant from New Orleans. … Sharper is now accused of raping at least eight women and committing sexual battery against a woman in Miami … New Orleans police had previously said they were investigating at least one rape allegation against Sharper."
Sharper is also under investigation for similar charges in California, Nevada and Arizona. If he’s convicted, Sharper is facing life in prison as his turning himself in is just the first chapter in what appears to be a long and ugly saga.