Former NFL Player Darren Sharper Charged with Two Counts of Rape


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JupiterImages/ YORK) — Former NFL safety and Super Bowl champion Darren Sharper has been charged with drugging and raping two women, one in October and the other last month.

According to Deputy District Attorney Stacy Okun-Wiese with Major Crimes, Sharper has been charged with two counts of rape by the use of drugs, four counts of furnishing a controlled substance and one count of possession of a controlled substance.

In the motion filed Friday, Sharper met two women at a Hollywood night club back on Oct. 30, 2013, and invited them to another party.

While on the way, Sharper allegedly told them he had to stop at his hotel room and invited the two women up. While there, he proceeded to give each woman a shot, which caused them to pass out. Jane Doe #1 allegedly woke up naked hours later while being sexually assaulted by Sharper. The second woman woke up and “interrupted his actions.” The two women then left the hotel.

The same type of incident allegedly occurred with two women back on Jan. 15. One woman awoke and believed she was sexually assaulted. Both women left and sought medical treatment.

If convicted, Sharper faces 30 years in state prison.

Sharper spent 14 years in the NFL while playing for the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, and New Orleans Saints.

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