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Darren Sharper Rape Case Dropped By Miami Beach



    Darren Sharper Rape Case Dropped By Miami Beach
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    LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 14: Former pro football player Darren Sharper appears in court along with his attorneys Blair Berk (R) and Leonard Levine (L) on February 14, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Sharper was charged today with drugging and raping two woman, one in October and the other last month, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced. (Photo by Liz O. Baylen-Pool/Getty Images)

    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.