Louisiana Appeals Court Rejects Darren Sharper’s Workers’ Comp Claim

October 27, 2014

A state appeals court has ruled against embattled former New Orleans Saints safety Darren Sharper in his bid to receive workers’ compensation from his former team.

The New Orleans Advocate reports a three-judge panel of the 4th Circuit Court of Appeal, upholding a lower court’s ruling, said this week that Sharper waited too long to file his claim seeking supplemental earnings benefits.

The case turned on a dispute over whether the money Sharper earned after hurting his knee in 2009 should be considered regular wages or so-called payments in lieu of compensation.

Sharper hurt his left knee in November 2009 during a home game against the Carolina Panthers.

He retired in late 2011.

Sharper, who has been accused of rape in several states, remains jailed in Los Angeles.

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