Man associated with Darren Sharper's rape case posts bond

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NEW ORLEANS — A man booked on two aggravated rape charges in a New Orleans case also involving former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper has posted a $400,000 bond.

Bond was posted Monday for Erik Nunez, 26. However, a New Orleans sheriff’s spokesman said Nunez was transported to neighboring Jefferson Parish, where he faced unrelated traffic charges.

Sharper and Nunez each face two aggravated rape charges in New Orleans. Sharper also faces seven rape and drug counts in two alleged attacks in Los Angeles. He pleaded not guilty in that case and was freed on $1 million bail.

DOLPHINS: A person familiar with the situation says owner Stephen Ross is set to announce he’s going to pay for up to $400 million in renovations to the team’s stadium, which will help keep South Florida competitive in bidding for Super Bowls and college football’s championship games.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday because Ross hasn’t spoken publicly about his plan.

SEAHAWKS: Free agent defensive end Michael Bennett is returning to Seattle after agreeing to a multi-year deal with the Super Bowl champions.

RAVENS: Tackle Jah Reid faces misdemeanor charges after a fight at a strip club in Key West, Florida.

Key West police say the fight broke out early Sunday at the Red Garter strip club when Edmond Mussa, 21, accidently bumped into Reid. The
two exchanged words and Reid, 25, head-butted Mussa.

He’s charged with two counts of battery.

CUT DAY: Chicago released seven-year veteran running back Michael Bush, saving $2.85 million with the move.

• A person familiar with the decision tells the AP Pittsburgh will cut linebacker LaMarr Woodley, 29, Tuesday.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the move is not yet official. Woodley will be designated a post-June 1 salary cap cut.

• The Jets cut wide receiver Santonio Holmes, cutting the talented but injury-plagued playmaker after four seasons, and is expected to save $8.25 million.

• A person with knowledge of the situation confirmed that Arizona will release guard Daryn Colledge Tuesday.

• Defensive end Jason Babin voided the final two years of his contract Monday before the Jaguars cut him.


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