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Former NFL player investigated for rape in Arizona

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Ex-NFL player Darren Sharper is accused of drugging & raping 2 college age women at this apt complex by Sun Devil stadium (Credit: @FOX10_NicoleG) Ex-NFL player Darren Sharper is accused of drugging & raping 2 college age women at this apt complex by Sun Devil stadium (Credit: @FOX10_NicoleG)
TEMPE, Ariz. -

Tempe police say they are investigating after two women claim a former NFL player sexually assaulted them in November 2013.

According to two women, former NFL safety Darren Sharper allegedly sexually assaulted them early in the morning on Nov. 21, 2013.

Police say 38-year-old Sharper visited a friend in Arizona on Nov. 20, 2013. After they went out of the night with her and some of her friends, they returned to the woman's apartment near Mill Avenue and University Drive.

Sharper allegedly mixed some drink for the women and gave them out.

According to police, the women say they were drugged and then sexually assaulted by Sharper while they were passed out.

Detectives are continuing to investigate with the help of the Maricopa County Attorney's Office.

Sharper is also accused for similar crimes in Los Angeles, Nevada and Louisiana.

The felony case in Los Angeles involves alleged incidents in October and January. Prosecutors say Sharper met women at a West Hollywood nightclub, invited them to a party but stopped at his hotel room, where the crimes are alleged to have occurred.

Sharper was arrested Jan. 17 in Los Angeles. He was allowed to remain free on $200,000 bail but was ordered to surrender his passport.

Prosecutors are seeking to raise his bail to $10 million.

Sharper played in the NFL from 1997 to 2010, mostly with the Packers.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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