Some surprising news comes out of the West Coast, as Ex-NFL star safety Darren Sharper was arrested under the suspicion of rape.
Former NFL superstar Darren Sharper -- a 5-time Pro Bowler and Super Bowl champ -- has been arrested in L.A. on suspicion of rape ... TMZ Sports has learned.
Law enforcement sources tell us ... the 38-year-old was arrested on Friday -- and he's been linked to 2 sexual assaults ... one that occurred in Oct. 2013 and the other in January 2014.
The identity of the alleged victim or victims has not been released.
The former football player was booked in a Los Angeles jail, but he's since been released on $200k bail.
Sharper played for the Packers, Vikings, and Saints during his 14-year career. In recent years, he's worked as a NFL analyst.