Ex-NFL safety Darren Sharper turns himself in to police in L.A.

Former NFL safety Darren Sharper has turned himself in to Los Angeles police after being named in a warrant involving a rape case in New Orleans.

LAPD Officer Bruce Borihan says Sharper's surrender Thursday night had been arranged in advance. An LAPD spokesperson told NFL Media that Sharper is being held on a no-bail warrant.

Sharper is being held at the downtown Metropolitan Detention Center.

Sharper played 14 NFL seasons at safety with the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints. He was selected to five Pro Bowls and had been an on-camera analyst for NFL Network since 2012. He remains suspended by the network.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.