Former NFL Safety Isn’t Playing It So Safely

The MSU Spokesman

Darren Sharper, former NFL safety and Super Bowl champion, turned himself into to Los Angeles police after being notified of an arrest warrant in New Orleans for two alleged rapes that took place back in September. Sharper is now under investigation for an eighth alleged rape charge and one sexual battery charge in five different states.

New Orleans police originally said they were investigating Sharper for the drugging and rape of one woman however, the recent arrest warrant is for two counts of aggravated rape. Sharper allegedly assaulted to women at his apartment the same night.

In the state of California, Sharper faces two counts of rape by use of drugs, four counts of furnishing a controlled substance and one count of possession of a controlled substance. If he is convicted, he can face up to 30 years in prison.

In the state of Louisiana, Sharper will be charged with two counts of aggravated rape, which he could potentially end up with life in prison without any possibility of parole. Investigations in Tempe, Arizona, Miami Beach, Florida and Las Vegas are still in progress.

Sharper admitted the intercourse he and a friend had with two women in New Orleans in September was not consensual, according to a report by a New Orleans police detective obtained by USA Today.

Sharper still remains in prison. The report from the incident on September 23, 2013 states that “the two alleged victims were under the influence of an unknown substance and do not recall the entirety of the sexual intercourse.” Both victims also stated that they awakened from the drugged slumber to find Sharper on top of them “completely nude” and both denied consenting to the intercourse.

It has been understood that one of the victims just recently changed their story. As a result, New Orleans District Attorney is determining whether to proceed with the charges against Sharper.