Former NFL running back John Stephens remained in the Caddo Parish jail today on charges he raped a woman who accepted his offer to show her a piece of property that was for rent, sheriff's investigators said. Stephens, 43, faces forcible rape charges. He was held at Caddo Correctional Center under $100,000 bond. Stephens is accused of attacking a 51-year-old woman he met at a store on April 29. Caddo sheriff's investigators said he overheard the woman say she was looking for a place to rent. Stephens offered to show her some of his rental property, deputies said, and they left together in her car. The woman said she drove to an isolated area in south Caddo Parish, where she was attacked, sheriff's Detective Terry Richardson said. Stephens, a running back, played college football at Northwestern State University and was a first-round draft choice of the New England Patriots in 1988. He was the offensive rookie of the year and a Pro Bowl selection that year. Stephens played in the NFL for six seasons. Sheriff's investigators said Stephens was a regular customer at the store. Stephens' attorney did not immediately return a call for comment today.

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