Sharper was arrested Friday in Los Angeles. While law enforcement officials didn’t disclose details on the charge, the celebrity scandal site TMZ.com said sexual assault was involved.
He was free on $200,000 after his L.A. arrest, according to media reports.
That’s the same allegation New Orleans police are pursuing, according the New Orleans Times-Picayune. The newspaper’s website reported Sharper, 38, is under investigation in a sexual assault allegation from Sept. 24.
Sharper played 14 NFL seasons and was a member of New Orleans Saints’ Super Bowl championship team. He played eight seasons for the Green Bay Packers and four with the Minnesota Vikings.
Sharper has been arrested on suspicion of rape, the Los Angeles Police Department told The Associated Press. He faces a Feb. 14 court appearance.
LAPD said it is investigating Sharper in connection with two sexual assaults that occurred in October and earlier this month in the West Los Angeles area.
New Orleans Police Department representative Remi Braden said Saturday in a statement that NOPD is also investigating an allegation of sexual assault filed against Sharper on Sept. 24.
Sharper, 38, played 14 seasons in the NFL (1997-2010), retiring after the 2010 season.
Sharper was selected All-Pro six times and chosen for the Pro Bowl five times. He played in two Super Bowls, one with the Packers as a rookie and a second with the Saints after the 2009 season.