Crime & Justice

Hearing postponed in ex-NFL player Darren Sharper's rape case

Former NFL player Darren Sharper sits in a Los Angeles courtroom during a bail hearing on March 24, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Sharper is awaiting trial in Los Angeles after pleading not guilty to charges that he raped and drugged two women last year. He was previously released on $1 million bail before being charged in Arizona with similar counts.
Former NFL player Darren Sharper sits in a Los Angeles courtroom during a bail hearing on March 24, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Sharper is awaiting trial in Los Angeles after pleading not guilty to charges that he raped and drugged two women last year. He was previously released on $1 million bail before being charged in Arizona with similar counts.
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Former NFL player Darren Sharper sits in a Los Angeles courtroom during a bail hearing on March 24, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Sharper is awaiting trial in Los Angeles after pleading not guilty to charges that he raped and drugged two women last year. He was previously released on $1 million bail before being charged in Arizona with similar counts.
File: Darren Sharper #42 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates as he walks off the field after their 45-14 win against the Arizona Cardinals during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Louisana Superdome on January 16, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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Former NFL player Darren Sharper sits in a Los Angeles courtroom during a bail hearing on March 24, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Sharper is awaiting trial in Los Angeles after pleading not guilty to charges that he raped and drugged two women last year. He was previously released on $1 million bail before being charged in Arizona with similar counts.
File: Former NFL safety Darren Sharper pleads not guilty to charges of allegedly drugging and raping a pair of women he met at a West Hollywood nightclub, in a Los Angeles Superior courtroom Feb. 20, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
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Former NFL player Darren Sharper sits in a Los Angeles courtroom during a bail hearing on March 24, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Sharper is awaiting trial in Los Angeles after pleading not guilty to charges that he raped and drugged two women last year. He was previously released on $1 million bail before being charged in Arizona with similar counts.
File: Darren Sharper #42 of the New Orleans Saints runs on the field during player introductions against the Minnesota Vikings during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisana Superdome on Jan. 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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Former NFL player Darren Sharper sits in a Los Angeles courtroom during a bail hearing on March 24, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Sharper is awaiting trial in Los Angeles after pleading not guilty to charges that he raped and drugged two women last year. He was previously released on $1 million bail before being charged in Arizona with similar counts.
File: Darren Sharper #42 of the New Orleans Saints after defeating the Minnesota Vikings to win the NFC Championship Game at the Louisiana Superdome on Jan. 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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A judge in Los Angeles has postponed a hearing on rape charges against former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper to await the results of an upcoming bail hearing in Arizona.

Sharper appeared briefly Tuesday in a Los Angeles courtroom in the case alleging he drugged and raped two women in West Hollywood last year. He has pleaded not guilty and remains in custody without bail.

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Superior Court Judge Renee Korn postponed the hearing, noting that Sharper's attorneys have proceedings in Arizona on Wednesday to set bail in a separate case alleging the former player sexually assaulted two women in Tempe.

Sharper is expected to stand trial first in Los Angeles. Another hearing was set in L.A. for Thursday.