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Posted: Saturday, 18 January 2014 3:53PM

Former Saint Darren Sharper suspended from NFL Network after rape arrest

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's web site, ex-Saints safety Darren Sharper, a member of the New Orleans Super Bowl winning team in 2010, was arrested Friday on felony rape charges.

Reports from other national news and entertainment agencies, including TMZ, say the allegations are for rape incidents that occurred in October 2013 and January 2014.

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

Today, the New Orleans Police Department said they are also investigating an allegation of sexual assault filed against Darren Sharper.

According to an NOPD spokesman, the complaint on the incident in the New Orleans area was filed in September of last year.

Sharper, who played in the NFL with the Vikings, Packers and Saints,  worked for the NFL Network until today.

"Darren has been suspended without pay until further notice, effective immediately." Alex Riethmiller, spokesman for NFL Network told WWL First News.

Sharper retired from the game after the 2010 season, having played 14 years in the NFL.

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