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Ex-NFL Player Darren Sharper Indicted on Sex Assault Charges

Former NFL player Darren Sharper has been charged in Tempe, Arizona for sexual assault and administering dangerous drugs relating to the assault.

Sharper is also under investigation for other alleged sexual assault cases in California, Louisiana, Nevada, and Florida, according to CNN.

A grand jury in Tempe indicted Sharper on the criminal charges, and the next step is trial.

Can You Be Arrested for Not Serving Gays?

Wednesday afternoon, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a controversial anti-gay bill that would have allowed businesses that asserted their religious beliefs the right to deny service to gay and lesbian customers, CNN reports.

But what happens if a business owner in Phoenix balks at Brewer's veto of SB 1062 and refuses to serve gay customers, anyway? More specifically, can he or she be arrested?

The answer will turn on whether it's viewed criminally or civilly.