Darren Sharper Rape Case Dropped By Miami Beach

Ex-NFL star safety Darren Sharper won’t face a charge of rape in Miami, according to USAToday.com. But, Sharper’s problems with the law across the country are far from over.

The decision to not charge Sharper came because the alleged victim didn’t file a complaint until over three months after the alleged incident last fall, USAToday.com reported. The case could be restarted in Miami, but only if new evidence was found.

USAToday.com reported an assistant state attorney said the problems with Sharper’s case in Miami included: “delayed disclosure, no physical evidence, inconsistent statements made by the victim, no corroborating witnesses,” and other problems.

While Sharper’s problems in Florida are over, he still faces date-rape charges in Arizona and Los Angeles. He is currently in an L.A. jail being held without bail on date-rape charges. Police in Las Vegas and New Orleans are also investigating Sharper for other alleged date rapes, but no charges have been filed in Vegas or in Louisiana.

Sharper was a second-round pick of the Green Bay Packers in the 1997 NFL Draft. He went on to be named to the Pro Bowl five times and was named an all-pro twice in his 14-year career.

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