NFL Network analyst Darren Sharper arrested on rape charges

Former All Pro safety and current NFL Network analyst Darren Sharper has been arrested on rape charges in Los Angeles.  Sharper has been linked with two sexual assaults, one in October of 2013 and a second one this month.

Already NFL Network has confirmed in a statement to TMZ, who first reported the story, that Sharper has been "suspended indefinitely without pay until further notice."

Sharper has a court date set for February 14th and was released from a Los Angeles jail on $200,000 bail.

Furthermore, it has now come to light that a Louisiana woman also filed a sexual assault complaint against Sharper in September 2013. and the investigation is still ongoing according to WDSU in New Orleans.  That makes it three sexual assualt allegations against Sharper in two states in total.

Sharper was a five time Pro Bowler and won a Super Bowl in 2009 with the New Orleans Saints.  He had been working as an analyst at NFL Network full-time since 2012, although his on-air talent page has been removed by their website.

More on this story as it develops.

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