Warrant issued for Darren Sharper in two rapes
NEW ORLEANS - Authorities in New Orleans issued arrest warrants for former Saints star Darren Sharper and an acquaintance Thursday on suspicion of two aggravated rapes in Louisiana last year.
Detectives accused Sharper and Erik Nunez, 26, of two counts of aggravated rape each.
NOPD investigators said they learned last week that both Sharper and Nunez sexually assaulted two women at a New Orleans apartment on Sept. 23, 2013.
Sharper pleaded not guilty in Los Angeles a week ago to charges he drugged and raped two women there in October 2013. He's also being investigated in Arizona and Nevada for three other rapes in those states.
Sharper played safety for the Saints when they won the 2010 Super Bowl, and was a five-time Pro Bowl selection. He previously played for the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings.
Aggravated rape carries a possible penalty of life in prison in Louisiana. The NOPD said their investigation is continuing, and more arrests are possible.