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Ex-NFL player accused of rape; Tempe PD releases report

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TEMPE, Ariz. -

A former NFL player charged with rape in California is also under investigation in Tempe.

Darren Sharper is accused of drugging and assaulting women in four states -- and on Tuesday, Tempe police released their 40-page report.

The report details what happened the night Sharper is accused or raping two women a week before Thanksgiving last year.  The two victims are in their early 20s and possibly Arizona State University students.

"These public figures you see you kind of respect them to be role models and you don't really see the bad side of things that some of them will do," said Daniel Buxbaum, an ASUstudent.

According to the police report, the next morning, both victims who were friends, called police and went to a hospital.  Both claim they were drugged and forced to have sex with Sharper.  It happened at the university housing apartment across the street from Sun Devil Stadium.

"That actually hits really close to home.  That it would even happen right in this building right here," said ASU student Robbie Dambron.

The first victim claims she had a casual relationship with Sharper and met him in Las Vegas months earlier. He came to visit her in November, taking her and her friends out to two Scottsdale nightclubs.

The victims also claim Sharper met up with an Arizona Cardinals player that night, but that Cardinals player didn't go back to the apartment with them.

The first victim says she didn't have much to drink at the club before she started to feel sick -- like she'd been drugged. Her friends and Sharper took the victim home and put her to bed.

Police say Sharper then made the other ladies vodka shooters secretly laced with Zolpidem. It's the same ingredient used in Ambien. Within minutes, the other girls said they started to feel groggy and sick too. By the end of the night,  two girls claim they believed Sharper forced himself on them when they passed out.

One thing to note: during the rape exam, a forensic nurse told police said she didn't find any visible signs of trauma and could not conclude whether the victims had sex that night.

No charges have been filed against Sharper in Tempe.

Police say they'll forward the case to the county attorney's office next week.

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