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FILE – In this Feb. 14, 2014, file photo, former NFL safety Darren Sharper leaves a courthouse in Los Angeles. Sharper will return to court on Friday March 7, 2014 where his attorneys will argue that the former NFL All-Pro safety should be released from a Los Angeles jail. Sharper has been held without bail because of an arrest warrant issued by Louisiana authorities accusing him and another man of raping two women. (AP Photo/Nick Ut ) | ASSOCIATED PRESS

PHOENIX (AP) — Former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper has been indicted in Arizona on charges of sexual assault and administering dangerous drugs, authorities said Wednesday, marking the latest development in investigations in five states involving the Super Bowl champion.

A Maricopa County grand jury indicted Sharper in sexual assaults allegedly committed on Nov. 21 in Tempe. The four-page indictment dated Tuesday accuses the 38-year-old Sharper of two counts of sexual assault and three counts of administering dangerous drugs.

Sharper knowingly administered the sedative zolpidem to three different victims and then had “sexual intercourse or oral sexual contact” with two of them without their consent, the document states.

Sharper is currently in custody in Los Angeles, where he has pleaded not guilty to seven rape and drug counts in connection with two alleged attacks in Hollywood. He had been freed on $1 million bail before turning himself in when an arrest warrant was issued in New Orleans.

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