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Darren Sharper surrenders after arrest warrant issued for alleged rapes

Darren SharperDarren Sharper turned himself in to police in Los Angeles on Thursday night after a warrant was issued for his arrest in New Orleans. In addition to to the charges Sharper faces for allegedly drugging and raping two women in LA, he will likely also face charges from two sexual assault incidents that took place in New Orleans last year.

Sharper had been free on bail after being charged in LA at the time the warrant was issued. A warrant was also issued for 26-year-old Eric Nunez, who has been described as an acquaintance of Sharper. Detectives say two women were allegedly assaulted by Sharper on the night of Sept. 23 and claim they were also raped by Nunez.

“New information uncovered also indicates that Nunez allegedly raped both women at the same location,” New Orleans police spokeswoman Remi Braden said.

Police also said in a statement that an aggravated rape conviction carries a potential life sentence without parole.

Sharper has been named as a suspect in at least eight sexual assault cases. He was reportedly suspected of seven rapes and 11 druggings in four different states before we learned about another sexual battery accusation in Miami, meaning there are ongoing investigations in at least five states.

When you look at the entire picture, Sharper has been accused of being a serial rapist.

Aaron Hernandez to be kept in special isolation for 30 days after fight

Aaron HernandezAaron Hernandez has been kept in solitary confinement since he was arrested and sent to Bristol County House of Corrections over the summer, but he was apparently not as lonely as he could have been. After allegedly beating up a fellow inmate who was wearing handcuffs earlier this week, the former New England Patriots tight end will get to experience true isolation.

On Wednesday, NECN was given an exclusive tour of the more restrictive cell Hernandez will be confined to for at least the next 30 days as a result of the altercation. Hernandez will now have to remain in the cell, which is similar to the one he has been in all along, for 23 hours a day.

It was previously reported that Hernandez was kept in solitary confinement because of his high-profile nature. He was allowed to come out of his cell a few times a day to eat meals by himself in the cafeteria and get some fresh air in an outdoor 12-foot by 8-foot enclosure. Now, he will have to eat his meals in his cell. When he leaves, he will have to be in handcuffs, a waist chain and leg irons at all times.

In other words, Hernandez is being punished. He was reportedly not in handcuffs at the time he attacked another inmate, and Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson said officials are investigating how he came into contact with another prisoner.

“We’re investigating it now to find out why two inmates would have been out at the same time in that unit,” he said. “I’m not happy that there may have been a breakdown in our system and our protocols.”

Hernandez and the other inmate had reportedly been taunting each other in the days leading up to the fight. For at least the next month, the 24-year-old will have no one to taunt or be taunted by.

Report: Inmate Aaron Hernandez beat up was in handcuffs

Aaron HernandezFormer New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez reportedly got into a fight with another inmate on Tuesday and beat him up “pretty badly.” It is unclear what started the fight, though TMZ reported that the guy Hernandez attacked was harassing him nonstop. He also may have been unable to defend himself.

On Thursday, TMZ reported that the inmate Hernandez attacked was wearing handcuffs at the time of the altercation. Sources reportedly told TMZ that the victim, who had been talking smack to Hernandez, could “barely defend himself” from Hernandez’s “brutal” assault.

Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson said the fight — if you can call it that with one dude in handcuffs — lasted less than a minute.

Jail officials are still investigating how Hernandez even got to the point where he was allegedly walking down a hallway and able to go after another inmate. Hernandez has been kept away from the general prison population since he got to Bristol County House of Corrections because of his high-profile status. After what happened on Wednesday, he’s probably going to remain in solitary confinement for a long time.

Raymond Felton questioned for allegedly pointing gun at girlfriend

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Raymond Felton was questioned by police early Tuesday morning for allegedly pointing a gun at a woman just hours after the New York Knicks game.

Felton, who scored 8 points and had 7 assists in 34 minutes during the 110-108 loss to the Dallas Mavericks, was being questioned by police in a Manhattan police precinct, according to the New York Post.

The Post says Felton was allegedly pointing the gun at his girlfriend. Felton’s wife, Ariane Raymondo-Felton, filed for divorce last week. It’s unclear if the “girlfriend” refers to another woman, or his wife.

The Wall Street Journal’s Chris Herring confirmed The Post’s report. He says Felton has not been charged with anything yet.

We have quite a few jokes in mind, but we’ll save them given the severity of the allegations.

Photo: Twitter/AirJayMe

Police reportedly have video of Ray Rice knocking out fiancee Janay Palmer

Ray Rice girlfriend fiancee Janay Palmer

Video evidence could make it very difficult for Ray Rice to defend himself after he was arrested for allegedly assaulting his fiancee Janay Palmer. On Wednesday, a video surfaced that appeared to show Rice dragging Palmer out of an elevator at an Atlantic City casino. According to Sports Illustrated’s Robert Klemko, police may have another video that shows Rice knocking her out.

Klemko cited a person with knowledge of the situation who claims the video shows the alleged blow Rice delivered to Palmer. The court summons that was filed in connection with the case said that Rice “struck Palmer with his hand, rendering her unconscious.”

Both Rice and Palmer were charged with simple assault, as she allegedly also hit him. The Baltimore Ravens told USA Today that Rice and Palmer “returned home together after being detained.”

While the same charge has been filed against both parties, the accusations against Rice seem far more severe. For starters, it is hard to envision a scenario in which it is excusable for a man to get physical with his girlfriend. The fact that Rice, a professional football player, allegedly knocked Palmer unconscious is disturbing.

H/T Deadspin
Photo: Instagram/Janay Palmer

Fred Davis arrested for DUI

Fred-Davis-mug-shotFred Davis can’t get out of his own way. The free agent tight end was arrested for driving while under the influence on Thursday afternoon, just one day after the NFL suspended him indefinitely for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.

Davis, who was phased out by rookie Jordan Reed with the Washington Redskins last year, was stopped in northern Virginia at around 4:00 p.m. Thursday. Chuck Carroll of CBS DC reported that police responded to a 911 call of a man slumped over inside a black Rolls-Royce. When officers and EMTs arrived at the scene, Davis allegedly attempted to drive away.

This photo that Deadspin shared supposedly show Davis being taken into custody:

With that, Davis’ NFL career could very well be over. He released a statement on Wednesday blaming his most recent failed test on a banned supplement, but the 28-year-old has hardly earned the benefit of the doubt. Davis was suspended four games in 2011 for failing multiple marijuana tests, though he claims those days are behind him. According to him, the NFL’s system sets you up to fail multiple tests.

In addition to suspensions for failed drug tests and now a DUI arrest, Davis has also admitted that he nodded off during Redskins team meetings. Who would sign this guy?

Darren Sharper rape accuser says she woke up with him having sex with her without condom

Darren SharperEarlier on Thursday we passed along a report from NBC Miami saying that Darren Sharper was being investigated for an alleged sexual battery in Miami Beach. This investigation is separate from the 11 druggings and seven rapes in four states he’s already suspected of. At first the details of the alleged Miami Beach incident were not available, but now they are.

TMZ Sports got a hold of the police report and says the alleged victim claims she filed the police report last month after seeing news of Sharper’s alleged rapes on TV. This woman claims she and friends met Sharper at a nightclub in Miami and went back to his condo.

The woman claims she was drunk and went into his bedroom. Witnesses supposedly told police they heard the alleged victim saying “no no I don’t want to” to Sharper, so they entered the room in an attempt to take her away. She apparently said she just wanted to sleep.

When the woman woke up in the morning, she says Sharper was having sex with her without a condom.

Though the woman went to a doctor, she did not go to police until last month after seeing Sharper’s face on TV in association with the rape cases.