MIAMI, FL (WVUE)- New sexual assault charges surface against former New Orleans Saints player Darren Sharper. He is now part of an investigation into sexual battery in Miami Beach, according to a police report.
The case allegedly involves women from Georgia, who were visiting Miami for spring break in 2011. It marks the eighth accusation of a sexual crime involving the former Saints star.
The women say they ended up at an apartment with Sharper and other men. The women claim they passed out and when they woke up, they believed they had been sexually assaulted.
A court filing by the D.A.'s office connects the former Saint to rape or sexual assault investigations there, along with other cases in Tempe, Arizona; Las Vegas, and New Orleans.
Sharper's Los Angeles-based attorney says she's looking forward to the true facts in that case being revealed and expects Sharper to be exonerated.
Sharper played in the NFL from 1997-2010. He was a key player in bringing New Orleans its first Super Bowl during the 2009 season.