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Darren Sharper in rape extradition when LA assault case ends

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Former NFL safety Darren Sharper is awaiting extradition to Arizona to face rape charges, but it's understood that it will only happen now when his sexualt assault case in Los Angeles is concluded.

Sharper currently remains held in Los Angeles, and he was denied bail last week after charges were sought against him regarding accusations that he drugged and raped two in a nightclub last October. 

The former New Orleans Saints player is also due to appear in New Orleans to face rape charges. 

He has been charged as well with drugging and raping two women in Arizona in November. 

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery is said to believe that a guilty verdict in California would strengthen the Arizona case, with authorities understood to be applying patience to improve chances of a conviction. 

NFL insider Adam Schefter posted on Twitter today explaining that authorities in Arizona are looking to hold off the potential extradition for now. 

"Arizona authorities say they won't seek to extradite Darren Sharper on rape charges until his sexual assault case in California is resolved," posted Schefter. 

This move has incensed Sharper's lawyers and it's understood they are filing for their client to be granted bail in Arizona. 

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