TMZ reported that Sharper has been accused of two sexual assaults, one in October 2013 and another in January 2014.
The 38-year-old analyst for the NFL Network was released on $200,000 bail, per the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department website.
Sharper played for the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints throughout his 14-year career. He was a five-time Pro Bowler and was named First-Team All-Pro twice.
UPDATE: ESPN.com reports that Sharper is being investigated in connection with three separate sexual assaults. LAPD says its investigating two different sexual assaults in connection with the former NFL safety, while a New Orleans Police Department spokeswoman told ESPN that the NOPD is investigating a sexual assault allegation filed against Sharper in September 2013.