Former NFL safety Darren Sharper sits in Los Angeles Superior Court Thursday, March 13, 2014. Sharper must remain in a Los Angeles jail without bail after he was indicted in Arizona on charges of drugging and sexually assaulting two women, a California judge ruled Thursday. While making her decision, Superior Court Judge Renee Korn rejected a motion by Sharper’s lawyers to release him on house arrest and said Arizona authorities want to extradite the Super Bowl champion to face trial in that state after he is tried on similar charges in California. He was previously released on $1 million bail in the California case but turned himself in on Feb. 27 after an arrest warrant was issued in New Orleans. He has not been charged in that state. [AP Photo/Nick Ut]
Posted: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 1:30 pm
Arizona authorities say they won't seek to extradite former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper on rape charges until his sexual assault case in California is resolved.
Sharper remains held in Los Angeles after being denied bail last week on charges that he drugged and raped two women in October at a nightclub.
He also is charged with drugging and raping two women in Tempe, Ariz., in November.
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery says prosecutors will wait until after the California trial to put him on trial in Arizona.
Montgomery said Wednesday that if Sharper is convicted in California, it could strengthen the Arizona case.
Separate sex assault investigations involving Sharper are ongoing in Florida, Nevada and Louisiana.
He has pleaded not guilty in California, and denies the other allegations.
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Wednesday, March 19, 2014 1:30 pm.