Police: Darren Sharper told witnesses sex with women wasn't consensual

Friday March 7th, 2014

Darren Sharper was a five-time Pro Bowler in 14 NFL seasons. (Bob Chamberlin/Getty Images) Darren Sharper was a five-time Pro Bowler in 14 NFL seasons. (Bob Chamberlin/Getty Images)

Darren Sharper, a former safety for the Packers, Vikings and Saints, was charged in Los Angeles with two counts of sexual assault last month.

The 38-year-old Sharper is also reportedly suspected of raping nine women in five states, including two in New Orleans. According to a police report obtained by USA Today, police say that Sharper admitted to witnesses that he and another man had sex with two women in New Orleans without their permission last September.

Sharper, through his attorneys, has denied the rape allegations against him.

Sharper and Erik Nunez, a 26-year-old acquaintance, allegedly had sex with two women who were under the influence of an unknown substance, according to the police report given to a magistrate judge in the application for an arrest warrant.

Writes Brent Schrotenboer, "The report says the two alleged victims were 'impaired by the substance to the degree that both do not recall the entirety of the sexual intercourse.'

"Both alleged victims said they awoke from a stupor with Sharper 'completely nude' on top of them, the report states. It said the women did not consent to sex with Sharper."

A witness saw Sharper and Nunez exiting an apartment bedroom in boxer shorts.

According to USA Today's report:

"Through further investigation by the (detectives) it was learned that Nunez and Sharper admitted to other known witnesses that he and Sharper had… sex with victims #1 and #2 without their knowledge or permission," the report states.

Herbert Larson, an attorney for Nunez, said the evidence against his client is "virtually non-existent" and questioned the basis of the alleged admission.

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