Former Vikings safety Darren Sharper arrested on felony charges
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Former Minneosta Vikings safety Darren Sharper was arrested Friday on felony charges, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department website. TMZ reported he's been charged with suspicion of two sexual assaults stemming from two separate incidents, one in January and another in October.
Sharper's bail was set at $200,000 and TMZ reports he posted and was released.
A court date has been set for Feb. 14.
All of the identifying information in booking matches that of Sharper, 38, who played his last game with the New Orleans Saints in 2010 and finished his 14-year career with five Pro Bowl appearances and a Super Bowl ring. An eight-year member of the Green Bay Packers, Sharper jumped the Minnesota-Wisconsin border in 2005 and caught 18 interceptions with the Vikings in four seasons.
He's currently an analyst for NFL Network, but has been suspended without pay per Pro Football Talk.
"Darren has been suspended without pay until further notice, effective immediately," NFL Network said in a statement issued to PFT. "Regarding the charges, as a matter of policy, we don't comment on pending legal action."
Sharper is a weekly on-air contributor to 1500ESPN during the football season.