News

Sharper challenges his no-bail status in Arizona

Sharper challenges his no-bail status in Arizona

DARREN SHARPER:Sharper is charged with drugging and sexually assaulting two women in November in Tempe. Photo: Associated Press

JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge in Phoenix will hold a hearing Wednesday in which lawyers for former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper will challenge the evidence used to keep him in jail without bail on sexual-assault charges in Arizona.

Sharper is charged with drugging and sexually assaulting two women in November in Tempe.

The hearing marks the latest development in several ongoing sexual-assault investigations involving the 38-year-old Sharper in Louisiana, California, Florida, Arizona and Nevada.

He was previously released from jail in a rape case in California on $1 million bail, but he was denied bond in Arizona.

Sharper will not attend Wednesday’s hearing.

He hasn’t yet entered a plea in Arizona, though one of his attorneys says Sharper will deny those allegations.

Latest Stories

in National, World

Shrinking U.S. trade gap shows economy’s underlying strength

trade

The U.S. trade deficit fell in July to its lowest level in five months as exports rose broadly, signaling underlying strength in the economy amid concerns about a global growth slowdown.

in Weird

‘Barbie Jeep Girl’ is a living legend

19-overlay5

After getting her license suspended for a DWI, a Texas State student found a new, four-wheeled way to get around campus.

in Entertainment

Chris Evans makes ‘Marvel’-ous directoral debut

17-overlay6

The "Before We Go" director talks about pulling his film together and how being in the Marvel world makes it easier to get movies off the ground.