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Former NFL player Darren Sharper won't face rape charges in Florida

Darren Sharper is connected to rape or sexual assault cases in five states. (Liz O. Baylen-Pool/Getty Images) Darren Sharper is connected to rape or sexual assault cases in four states. (Liz O. Baylen-Pool/Getty Images)

Former NFL safety Darren Sharper will not face sexual assault charges in Florida, as authorities say there is insufficient evidence to file charges, the Associated Press reports.

The case fell apart, according to authorities, for three main reasons: There were no corroborating witnesses, there were inconsistent statements by the accuser and there was no physical evidence.

According to the report, a woman told police she was sexually assaulted by Sharper in September, but didn't report it until January after she saw Sharper on television regarding an assault case in California.

In March, Sharper was indicted by an Arizona grand jury on assault and drug charges. He is also being investigated for alleged sexual assaults in Louisiana and Nevada, and he has been in jail in Los Angeles since February. He has denied the allegations.

Sharper, 38, played 14 seasons for the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints, making six Pro Bowl appearances.

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