Former NFL safety Darren Sharper is racking up an insane list of charges against him. Now he has been indicted on two more counts of sexual assault and three more counts of administering dangerous drugs, this time in Arizona. Sharper is alleged to have raped two women there in November.
Sharper’s attorney was served with a grand jury indictment on those charges Wednesday morning by Tempe detectives. The 38-year-old Sharper has now had sexual assault charges filed against him in two states, but is being investigated in several more.
There are a number of sexual assault investigations involving Sharper. Louisiana, California, Florida, Arizona and Nevada are the five states in which he is accused, and a total of nine women have come forward so far.
Police reports released earlier claim the two Arizona women believe they were sexually assaulted by Sharper at a Tempe apartment on November 21. One of them women told police she believed she had been drugged before the assault.
Sharper’s attorney told USA Today Sports that his client denies the allegations and will be vindicated.
Meanwhile, prosecutors in New Orleans said Wednesday there will not be an indictment of Sharper by Thursday, which is the deadline set by a California judge who claimed she would have to release Sharper if he was not formally charged in Louisiana by then. The case in New Orleans is still under investigation.
Sharper was a six-time All-Pro during his career, which he spent with the Green Bay Packers (1997-2004), Minnesota Vikings (2005-08) and New Orleans Saints (2009-10). He retired in 2010 and had been working as an analyst with the NFL Network before being fired last week.
This has been a pretty unbelievable past few months for Sharper. He is accused of being a serial rapist and more and more allegations keep popping up all over the country. If convicted on any of the charges he could spend the rest of his life behind bars.