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(WGNO) –  After a four-month sexual assault investigation, police in Miami Beach, Florida said Thursday former Saint Darren Sharper will not be charged.

Sharper, 38, faces rape charges in Arizona and California and a warrant for his arrest was issued in Louisiana.

He has pleaded not guilty to assaults in California, where he remains in jail.

Shaper’s attorneys have said that he had consensual sex with women.

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The State Attorney listed the following reasons why no criminal charges should be filed in this case:

It is a one on one allegation.

It is a delayed disclosure.

The subject has made no admissions to this allegation.

No physical evidence.

Inconsistent statements made by the victim regarding her knowledge of the people she was with the night/morning of the incident as well as her description of the sex act itself.

No corroborating witnesses, despite the detective’s best efforts to locate the people the victim said were present the night/morning of this incident.

Other: Although it is understandable why the victim came forward about this allegation at the time she did, a defense attorney may seek to undermine her credibility by arguing that she merely came forward because of the news reports regarding this subject, not because the incident she alleged occurred actually occurred.


LOS ANGELES (WGNO) -  Former Saint Darren Sharper will remain without bail in a Los Angeles jail, amidst new charges that he drugged and raped two women in Arizona.

The Los Angeles District Attorney said Arizona will try to extradite the former NFL safety, despite reports last week.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Sharper’s extradition warrant could take 30 – 60 days.

Sharper is also under investigation in California, Louisiana, Nevada and Florida – in cases of alleged sexual assault.

So far, he has only been charged in California and Arizona.

He has pleaded not guilty in the California case and denies the other charges. His attorneys said he maintains any sex was consensual.

Sharper, 38, turned himself over to LA police Febuary 27th when officials in New Orleans issued a warrant for his arrest.

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) - The man accused of drugging and raping two women in New Orleans last September with former Saints star Darren Sharper posted bond Monday.

Last week, a New Orleans judge set Erik Nunez’s bond at $400,000.  $200,000 for each woman he allegedly raped.

The 26-year-old is charged with two counts of aggravated rape.

A preliminary hearing for Nunez has been set for March 21.

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – A New Orleans judge has set a bond of $400,000 for the man accused of drugging and raping two women at a New Orleans apartment with Darren Sharper last September.

Erik Nunez, 26, appeared in court Friday. He is charged with two counts of aggravated rape.

Prosecutors had asked for $1 million bond ($500,000 per victim).

A preliminary hearing for Nunez has been set for March 21.

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – Former Saints star Darren Sharper allegedly bragged about his sexual conquest with non-consenting women, according to a warrant issued by the New Orleans Police Department.

The warrant, released to the media Thursday, said detectives heard from “other witnesses” who claim Sharper and co-defendant Eric Nunez told them about their night with the two victims.  (View the warrant here)

In the warrant both victims said they were under the influence of an unknown substance, when they awoke Sharper was completely nude and on top of them.  Each alleged incident happened at different times.

Erik NunezSharper, 38,  and Nunez, 26, are accused of drugging two women on Sept. 23rd. and having sex with them. They are both charged with two counts of aggravated rape.

Arrest warrants were issued for Sharper and Nunez last week.  They both turned themselves into police within 24 hours of the warrants being issued.

Sharper is currently in custody in Los Angeles, where he is charged with raping two other women. He remains jailed there pending a hearing Friday.

Sharper is at the center of rape investigations in New Orleans, Miami, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Tempe, Arizona.

Nunez is expected to be in court Friday at 10 a.m.

By Jason Durand

(CNN) – Former NFL star Darren Sharper has been fired by the NFL Network, the channel’s vice president of communications told CNN.

Sharper had been suspended without pay after being accused of rape.

He turned himself in to police in Los Angeles on Thursday.

Sharper is wanted in New Orleans in connection with the alleged rapes of two women.

The Orleans Parish district attorney’s office in Louisiana said Sharper, 38, and Erik Nunez, 26, each face two counts of aggravated rape.

If convicted, the two men face a possible sentence of life in prison without parole.

The New Orleans charges are in addition to charges Sharper already faces in California.

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NEW ORLEANS, (WGNO) – Ex-Saints player Darren Sharper will remain in a Los Angeles jail without bail pending the receipt of charges from New Orleans.

The ruling came down Monday in California.  An arraignment has been set for Friday.

Sharper, 38, turned himself in to police last week after an arrest warrant was issued for aggravated rape of two women in an alleged incident in New Orleans in September 2013.

Sharper had been staying in Los Angeles under a severe set of restrictions set by a judge after he was indicted there on two counts of rape and additional counts of drugging the victims and others.

On Saturday, Sharper, who had been suspended from his job as an analyst for the NFL Network, was fired.

(WGNO) – Less than 24 hours after arrest warrants were issued, former New Orleans Saints player Darren Sharper and his acquaintance Erik Nunez are in police custody.

Erik Nunez, 26,  turned himself over to the Orleans District Attorney’s Office shortly after 9 a.m. Friday, while Sharper surrendered to authorities in Los Angeles late Thursday evening.

Both Sharper and Nunez are wanted on two counts of aggravated rape.

They’re accused of sexually assaulting two women in New Orleans last September.

An attorney for Sharper has not publicly commented on the arrest warrant.

US-CRIME-SHARPER An arrest warrant has been issued for former New Orleans Saints player Darren Sharper.

The allegations of rape surfaced last year.

WGNO News Reporter Darian Trotter reports a second man has also been accused in the New Orleans case.

Former Saints star Darren Sharper has suffered another devastating blow, in the string of criminal allegations against him.

New Orleans Police announced Thursday that they have an arrest warrant for Sharper.

The 38-year old is accused of raping two women at a Central Business District apartment last fall after a night of drinking at a New Orleans area bar.

“He’s not indicted or anything,” sports fan Doron Brown said. “It’s just ashamed I feel bad, it’s just a bad situation for him.”

Investigators say not one, but two women were allegedly sexually assaulted by the 14-year NFL veteran; inside the same apartment the night of September 23rd.

And they weren’t alone.

An arrest warrant has also been issued for Erik Nunez.

New information alleges Sharper’s 26-year old acquaintance also allegedly raped both women the same night, and at the same location.

Trotter asked sports fan Myer Stabinsky, “Are you at all surprised? I’m very surprised,” he replied.

“I think when you make the salary of a professional football player it’s very easy to claim rape later on,” sports fan Keith Nunez said.

The arrest warrants are the first major developments in the New Orleans allegations that are coupled with others from several cities.

Each claim follows a pattern of alleged drugging, followed by sexual misconduct.

Sharper was arrested and pleaded not guilty to charges in Los Angeles, and there are criminal cases pending in Las Vegas and Tempe, Arizona.

The string of allegations no doubt tarnishes the legacy of the player who helped lead the Saints to Super Bowl victory.

“He had a great career, now that this is going on it’s taking over basically washing out everything that he did,” Brown said.

An attorney for Sharper has not publicly commented on the arrest warrant, late Thursday.

Both Sharper and Nunez are wanted on two counts of aggravated rape.

The investigation continues and more arrests are possible.