Posted February 27, 2014

New Orleans police issue arrest warrant for former NFL safety Darren Sharper

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On Feb. 20, Darren Sharper pled not guilty in Los Angeles Superior Court to two counts of rape. (AFP/Getty)

New Orleans police issued an arrest warrant for former Packers, Vikings and Saints safety Darren Sharper on two charges of aggravated rape on Thursday.

Sharper is now being investigated on accusations of sexual crimes in at least eight cases in five states. An arrest warrant was also issued for 26-year-old Erik Nuñez, an acquaintance of Sharper’s.

New Orleans police learned last week that two women were allegedly raped by Sharper last September. On Feb. 14, Sharper was charged in Los Angeles county with two counts of rape by the use of drugs, four counts of furnishing a controlled substance and one count of possessing a controlled substance. Last week, Miami NBC affiliate WTVJ reported Sharper was being investigated on accusations of sexual battery in Miami.

In Louisiana, a conviction for aggravated rape carries a life sentence of hard labor without parole, probation or suspension of sentence.

Police in Arizona and Las Vegas are also actively investigating allegations against Sharper.

Sharper retired following the 2010 season and was an analyst for the NFL Network before he was suspended indefinitely.


14 comments
weir6
weir6

Another class act from the cesspool of New Orleans... 

Marchoir
Marchoir

Sharper should have moved to Tallahassee, FL. The cops would have never bothered him there, provided he kept his game in shape, and was a good enough athlete.

Blinker
Blinker

What????  Are you telling me a player from the NFL (current or not) is accused of rape???  NO WAY!!!!

Papi Del Negro..... Dont ask
Papi Del Negro..... Dont ask

A serial cookie thief.. Who would of thought that of the kind looking man pictures above in the article?

tukwilatommygun
tukwilatommygun

ok i am going to ring this guy up.  that is three the number of felonies and other acts of civil dissonances since the SEATTLE victory in SB48.  34 was last years total of crimes against humanity by ZNFL players until the start of regular season, next.  at roughly 1 a week, that is going to obliterate last years record.  the clock is ticking so common you thugs, lets get busy.

MadDoser
MadDoser

@Blinker  The percentage of NFL players accused of assault compared with general population is actually LESS... (ie:  The ratio of NFL players accused of rape to people in the general population is below 1).  Google it if you dont believe me.  There was a study at some major University a while back.

donald5
donald5

@tukwilatommygun  I don't think the percentage of criminals within the NFL is any higher than in the general population.  

donald5
donald5

@MadDoser @Blinker  Facts shmacts.  This is a comment section where only hyperbole and anecdotal BS is allowed.