Reports: Ex-Saint Darren Sharper arrested on rape charges

LOS ANGELES, CA - Former Saints defensive back Darren Sharper, a prominent member of the Super Bowl winning team in 2010, was arrested Friday on felony charges, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's web site.

Reports from a few other national news and entertainment agencies, including TMZ, say the allegations are for rape incidents that occurred late last year and early in 2014.

Sharper was booked into the L.A. county jail and released on $200,000 bail. A court date has been set for Feb. 14.

Sharper, who played in the NFL with the Vikings, Packers and Saints, currently works for the NFL Network.

Prior to working for the NFL Network, Sharper served as a football analyst for WWL-TV for one month, in August of 2012.

Acquired by the Saints prior to the 2009 season, Sharper helped fuel an opportunistic defense that helped the team reach and win the Super Bowl. Sharper had 9 interceptions in that season, 3 of which he returned for touchdowns as the team got off to a 13-0 start, finished 13-3 and received the top playoff seed.

In 2010 Sharper only played in 8 of 16 games and did not have any interceptions. That was his last year in the league.

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