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Former NFL safety Darren Sharper and friend are arrested on rape charges

An acquaintance of former NFL safety Darren Sharper is now in police custody, accused of rape.
    26-year-old Erik Nunez turned himself in to New Orleans police Friday.
    He is charged with two counts of aggravated rape.
   
Prosecutors say Nunez and Sharper allegedly sexually assaulted two women at the same New Orleans apartment last September.
   
Sharper turned himself in to California police Thursday in connection with the New Orleans case.
    Last week, he pleaded not guilty to separate rape charges in Los Angeles.
   
Sharper is also under investigation in sexual assault cases in Florida, Nevada and Arizona.

The NFL network has fired Darren Sharper.
The network terminated its contract with the sports analyst amid the recent rape charges in Los Angeles.
   
Sharper had already been suspended without pay after the allegations surfaced last week.