Judge Refuses To Release NFL’s Darren Sharper From Jail
Sports Fan Insider
Lakers PhotosLakers vs. FC Barcelona The Los Angeles Lakers face off with Pau Gasol’s former team and European Champions FC Barcelona on October 7, 2010. Nike's House of Hoops In Barcelona and Basketball Clinic Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol go against Ricky Rubio and Juan Carlos Navarro on a 2-on-2 game Lakers Travel To London Pilots hold up a Lakers flag before the Los Angeles Lakers travel to London at LAX on September 30, 2010, in Los Angeles, California. Barcelona Goes Crazy For The Lakers The Lakers arrived in Barcelona, Spain to huge crowds and lots of media at their practice inside Palau Blaugrana stadium. Lakers star Pau Gasol is from Spain.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge in Los Angeles has again refused to release former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper from jail.
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.
Now, his lawyers say he should be freed again and kept under house arrest because authorities in Arizona have said they won’t seek his extradition.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Renee Korn rejected that argument on Monday, saying she would wait and see if Arizona does seek extradition.
Her ruling came after prosecutors said the Arizona governor’s office is preparing a warrant to extradite Sharper, even though he will first go on trial in Los Angeles. An April 15 hearing was set.
(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)