Darren Sharper, the charismatic former NFL star who is under investigation in multiple sexual assault cases, reportedly told witnesses he and a friend had non-consensual sex with two women in New Orleans in September.
USA Today obtained a police report from a New Orleans detective with the alleged damaging information. Sharper is jailed in Los Angeles, having surrendered last week to police after a warrant was issued in connection with the alleged rapes in New Orleans.
An acquaintance of Sharper’s, Erik Nunez, also is facing two charges of aggravated rape in the incident, which police in Louisiana said occurred at an apartment on Sept. 23, 2013. Nunez was booked on two counts of rape Friday morning in New Orleans.
Sharper also has been charged with seven felonies in Los Angeles related to cases in which he’s accused of drugging and raping two women he met at nightclubs. He pleaded not guilty to those charges.
In addition, Sharper is under investigation in sexual assault cases in Florida, Nevada and Arizona.
If convicted in California, Sharper could face more than 30 years in state prison. If convicted of aggravated rape in Louisiana, both Sharper, 38, and Nunez, 26, would face life imprisonment.
Sharper was selected All-Pro six times and chosen for the Pro Bowl five times. He played in two Super Bowls, one with the Green Bay Packers as a rookie and a second with the New Orleans Saints. He retired after the 2010 season, having played 14 years in the NFL, and was an analyst for NFL Network, which fired him last week.