Ex-NFLer Darren Sharper charged again with sexual assault
(CNN) — Former NFL player Darren Sharper has been charged in another sexual assault case — this time in Arizona.
A grand jury in Tempe indicted Sharper on two counts of sexual assault and three counts of administering dangerous drugs relating to an incident alleged to have happened on November 21, Tempe police said Wednesday.
Detectives served Sharper’s attorney with the indictment on Wednesday morning, police said.
Authorities have said Sharper, 38, is under investigation in four other states — California, Louisiana, Nevada and Florida — in cases of alleged sexual assault. So far, he has been charged only in California and Arizona.
In February, he pleaded not guilty in a Los Angeles court to charges of rape by use of drugs, furnishing a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance, all felonies.
Editor’s note: Sharper was drafted in the second round of the 1997 NFL draft by the Green Bay Packers, and he stayed there until he was released in 2005. He then played for the Minnesota Vikings before moving to the New Orleans Saints. He retired from the NFL in 2011.