Saints Superbowl Team Member Darren Sharper Arrested for Rape in California
Daren Sharper was a member of the Superbowl Champions Saints team(he also played for the Packers and Vikings.) Until this arrest he was working for the NFL Network. He retired from the NFL after 14 seasons. He now faces felony rape charges in Los Angeles.
TMZ says the allegations are for rape incidents that occurred in October 2013 and January 2014. Sharper will appear in court in Los Angeles on February 14th. That is not all of the bad news for Sharper. According to WWL the New Orleans Police Department said they are also investigating an allegation of sexual assault filed against Darren Sharper.
According to Wikipedia Sharper finished his career with 63 regular season interceptions, placing him sixth all time. He took 11 of them back for touchdowns, which ranks him third only to Hall of Famer Rod Woodson & Charles Woodson, with 12. Sharper's 13 career defensive touchdowns (11 interception returns, 2 fumble returns) is tied for 1st in NFL history with Rod Woodson and Charles Woodson. Sharper is the only player to ever lead the NFL in interception return yards in 3 different seasons (2002, 2005, 2009).