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Darren Sharper accused of two more rapes, arrest warrant issued

New Orleans Saints Sharper celebrates after recovering fumble by Pittsburgh Steelers Miller in New Orleans Reuters

The appalling case of Darren Sharper, the former NFL player accused of raping several women, continues to grow.

The New Orleans Police Department announced today that it has issued an arrest warrant for Sharper, who stands accused of raping two women in New Orleans on September 23. He faces two charges of aggravated rape, as does an acquaintance of Sharper’s, Erik Nunez.

One of the women said she met Sharper at an event for Saints players, and that Sharper gave her a drink. She says that after she drank it there is a gap in her memory of several hours, and that the next morning she woke up with Sharper on top of her, sexually assaulting her.

In a separate case, authorities say that after a woman accused Sharper of drugging her, the glass she said Sharper gave her was analyzed and found to contain a prescription sleep medication.

Sharper was arrested in January in Los Angeles and accused of raping two women in two separate incidents. He has also been investigated, but not charged, in rape complaints in Miami, Las Vegas, and Tempe. A court filing in the Los Angeles case says that Sharper has been suspected of raping at least seven women.

The 38-year-old Sharper is currently free after posting $200,000 bail in the Los Angeles case. In Louisiana, an aggravated rape conviction carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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104 Responses to “Darren Sharper accused of two more rapes, arrest warrant issued”
  1. seahawksteven777 says: Feb 27, 2014 6:29 PM

    Disgusting. This guy should get life in prison.

  2. angelogiaquinto18 says: Feb 27, 2014 6:30 PM

    Yikes….he gone!

  3. dragonfly99 says: Feb 27, 2014 6:31 PM

    Sounds like this dude is out of control.

  4. r8rsfan says: Feb 27, 2014 6:32 PM

    Serial rapist. Will be the belle of the ball in the big house.

  5. andrewluck12 says: Feb 27, 2014 6:32 PM

    You just never know with some people. I liked watching the guy on NFL network.

  6. condor75 says: Feb 27, 2014 6:32 PM

    Disgusting. This guy should get life in prison. Rape is disgusting, but in this country we generally have a trial before we put people in prison

  7. gunndlewittlebaum says: Feb 27, 2014 6:33 PM

    Who ‘Dat?! It’s your cell mate, Sharper, and he seems very lonely. Good luck with that, you piece of trash.

  8. patsfan1820 says: Feb 27, 2014 6:33 PM

    Well…he’s boned.

  9. jboogie82 says: Feb 27, 2014 6:34 PM

    This guy is gonna get what he deserves in prison. Scumbag will and probably deserves the rest of his life in prison getting raped.

  10. jumbomesquite says: Feb 27, 2014 6:34 PM

    At this point it sounds like piling on, but this is probably only a small sampling of the number of women he’s done this too. Most of these kinds of things don’t get reported.

  11. moerawn says: Feb 27, 2014 6:39 PM

    At least he never bullied Jonathan Martin.

  12. somethingsmellsrotten says: Feb 27, 2014 6:40 PM

    Just sick…put this guy behind bars before it happens again. Better yet, let him share a cell with Hernandez so they can chat about the good times.

  13. nfl4days says: Feb 27, 2014 6:41 PM

    I can only imagine what it would be like knowing you considered this guy a friend and a teammate. This scum should be thrown under the jail and in no way should any team he played for be mocked for this . This is this guy and this guy alone.

  14. zoellner25 says: Feb 27, 2014 6:42 PM

    This is horrific. but you’d think a former NFL star would have no trouble bedding women. Glad they finally stopped him.

  15. doctorofsmuganomics says: Feb 27, 2014 6:42 PM

    Jeez-us. That brings it up to what, nine? ten?

    Keep it classy, Darren

  16. rastaraider says: Feb 27, 2014 6:43 PM

    People like this should be put in a death row

  17. jhorton83 says: Feb 27, 2014 6:44 PM

    Normally I like to give people the benefit of the doubt until the case plays out. But there’s no way that seven women in different states are all lying. And I suspect that more will come forward as I doubt this pattern of behavior just suddenly developed in the last couple years. He’s clearly a serial predator and hopefully he’s put away permanently.

  18. denver1983 says: Feb 27, 2014 6:44 PM

    Hes inncocent

  19. thefiesty1 says: Feb 27, 2014 6:44 PM

    Angola is not an address that he really wants. Just can’t seem to keep his pants zipped.

  20. dwntwnbadboy19 says: Feb 27, 2014 6:45 PM

    Big Ben 2.0

  21. arwiv says: Feb 27, 2014 6:46 PM

    I am surprised that he was even given a bail. They are just begging him to stow away on a ship and flee the country. Either he is the victim of one of the best con-jobs ever pulled or he is a straight up psychopath.

  22. icewalker946 says: Feb 27, 2014 6:46 PM

    NOW he’s in Dave Meggett’s class.

  23. screenpass says: Feb 27, 2014 6:48 PM

    Scary stuff.

  24. theageofquarrel says: Feb 27, 2014 6:53 PM

    He is an animal.

  25. desertrace21 says: Feb 27, 2014 6:57 PM

    I tend to believe that he did it.. And I have never been raped, but I know that it is a sensitive subject. What bothers me, is the amount of women who come out after a celebrity is arrested and have a similar story to what has been made public by the media in the original arrest. I know rape may be hard to report for the victims, and I hope nobody I know ever has to be put in that situation. I just wish the media would keep some details tight lipped so if other victims come out in these instances, you can tell if they are providing details similar to the criminal’s M.O., or if it is part of a which hunt or trying to get their 10 minutes of fame. Again, I feel very sorry for the victims and I believe in this case that they are all more than likely being truthful and D.S. is disgusting. But I always have that doubt in the back of my mind when people do not come forward until the case is public knowledge.

  26. murraysons says: Feb 27, 2014 6:58 PM

    Will the Saints offer a free jersey exchange?

  27. warhawk137 says: Feb 27, 2014 7:00 PM

    Welp, he’s screwed.

    I appreciate that people are somewhat skeptical of rape accusations absent physical evidence, but let’s be honest here, that’s just an avalanche of separate accounts.

  28. restorativejusticeprogram says: Feb 27, 2014 7:00 PM

    “He is putting Bill Clinton to shame.”

    — Christopher Hitchens

  29. f1restarter says: Feb 27, 2014 7:03 PM

    This never would have happened if he hadn’t signed with the Vikings.

  30. Ed Bandell says: Feb 27, 2014 7:04 PM

    If this all turns out to be true then this is a sad day for football and the fans he garnered over the years. This guy was a star safety for years and you’d think with the kind of money he made and his popularity that he wouldn’t have any trouble meeting women.

    I wonder what his brother Jamie is thinking? Jamie Sharper had a flash of brilliance early on in his career here in Baltimore before he went on to be pretty good in Houston before injuries piled up on him.

    I wait until all the facts come out before I make my final decision up on a guy, but the news isn’t looking good in this case. If the reports of rape are true, I hope all of those women find the help and support they need. Nobody should be exposed to that kind of treatment.

  31. nyeagles10 says: Feb 27, 2014 7:05 PM

    sharper be like.. Hernandez ain’t gotttt nuttinnn on me .. Denzel Washington voice

  32. bcajun says: Feb 27, 2014 7:06 PM

    Man as a Saintsfan im beside myself…this was such a positive effect on the field…must have lived a different life off…smh

  33. bcajun says: Feb 27, 2014 7:07 PM

    *he was

  34. doe22us says: Feb 27, 2014 7:07 PM

    Playmakers was tame compared to what we have been seeing in recent years.

  35. tjmac95 says: Feb 27, 2014 7:09 PM

    You would think that a former pro football player could just pull out that super bowl ring, and get all the tail that he wants…..

    Guess not

  36. uglydingo says: Feb 27, 2014 7:09 PM

    It will be interesting if any of his Saints buddies or Saints security personnel know anything pertaining to this. It sounds like he had an MO and just kept doing it. This could be big.

  37. nj22 says: Feb 27, 2014 7:10 PM

    Seriously if the claims are true he should be castrated or just put down.

  38. kylexitron says: Feb 27, 2014 7:12 PM

    He must have been dying inside every time he had to do the ‘pick magnet’ segment. Going to have to change that title to ‘prick magnet’ to match his prison activity here shortly.

  39. steeltuff says: Feb 27, 2014 7:14 PM

    Darren has certainly dropped the ball. Where he’s going now, he better not drop the soap.

  40. deflateddome says: Feb 27, 2014 7:26 PM

    He is going to prison for a long long time..On a side note…There have been no reports of this in Green Bay…Care to guess why?

  41. thehatefulnerd says: Feb 27, 2014 7:26 PM

    Hard to believe a guy can be in the wrong place at the wrong time “seven times.” Don’t be that guy.

  42. truesportsjunkie says: Feb 27, 2014 7:30 PM

    It seems like Sharper is a fan of the perennial Super Bowl host cities. Ladies of San Diego and Tampa beware.

  43. phillyphinsfan says: Feb 27, 2014 7:35 PM

    If the physical evidence doesn’t pile up enough for the prosecutors to nail him to the wall, then they’ll offer a deal to his acquaintance to flip on him. Either way, his pretty face will be the desire of all the boys in the block.

  44. matt24bucs says: Feb 27, 2014 7:36 PM

    Just wait. His defense will be concussion syndrome. “I didn’t know I was doing anything wrong-just like all the other players”!

  45. chaddukesthebuttpirate says: Feb 27, 2014 7:36 PM

    PICK MAGNET…

    bling’~:)

  46. douge4real says: Feb 27, 2014 7:47 PM

    one by one the 09 Saints players karma is gonna catch up to them…

    seriously though this guy is trash. hope he gets pounded prison

  47. shaggytoodle says: Feb 27, 2014 7:47 PM

    This guy is gooing to get his own arrest meter pretty soon.

  48. dontbugmeonsundays says: Feb 27, 2014 7:48 PM

    I thought money alone could of pulled all those chics. With that being said, he still took it to another level. Smh saints take another L

  49. nomoreseasontix says: Feb 27, 2014 7:49 PM

    He needs a good lawyer.
    Sooner or later one of the many accusations is going to stick.

  50. gbmickey says: Feb 27, 2014 7:50 PM

    You can surely see his life took a wrong turn once he put on the purple. Hard to believe “Love Boat Scandal” would escalate to serial rapist.

  51. binkystevens says: Feb 27, 2014 7:50 PM

    Guess his time in Minnesota really rubbed off on him

  52. ralphwilsonisrich says: Feb 27, 2014 7:59 PM

    How does Lindsay Rhodes feel Sharper from the NFL network.

  53. alshonbrandontandem says: Feb 27, 2014 8:06 PM

    Go with the Costanza defense Sharper: Was I not suppose to that, I gotta plead ignorance.

  54. maddnola says: Feb 27, 2014 8:08 PM

    The best thing for him would to make sure he ends up going to prison in California. He is going to have rough in a major way if he sees jail time here in Louisiana.

    The jail in New Orleans has no AC but from what they say on the news he can have a gun in there, drink beers, do drugs to the extent that he is so high that the judges have to postpone his hearings and even sneak out at night.

    Then when he gets convicted he can get shipped up to the river to Angola and spend his time at the roughest prison in America. Again no AC, mosquitos eating on you all day, hard field labor, and sharing a cell with 500 people.

    He better pray he gets time in California. He won’t make it a month in Angola.

  55. jayniner says: Feb 27, 2014 8:09 PM

    He’s in Mexico by now and will never see a courtroom.

  56. rajbais says: Feb 27, 2014 8:09 PM

    I wonder who’ll have more money for the fees, Hernandez or “The Pick Magnet.”

    Btw, there are attractive women who work at NFL Network. I wonder how they feel about these allegations because these women could be their age.

  57. sidepull says: Feb 27, 2014 8:25 PM

    Its not about a player having notoriety and women giving it to him.
    its about a psychopath taking it from them.
    call Dexter.

  58. leatherface2012 says: Feb 27, 2014 8:32 PM

    not to be the turd in the punchbowl, but what did these women expect going home or to a hotel with a man? this happens everyday. even married women complain about it.

  59. taintedsaints2009 says: Feb 27, 2014 8:40 PM

    honestly, is he just one of those psychopaths that likes to have sex with unconscious women? i used to live in minneapolis, and there were women who would have torn their limbs off to bang sharper. none of this makes sense to me.

  60. ninefingers9 says: Feb 27, 2014 8:44 PM

    I blame the Packers! ;)

  61. petedutcherjr says: Feb 27, 2014 8:46 PM

    The NFL really needs to screen college players better. More and more we hear of stuff like this.

    A few years ago Darren Sharper was thought of as a good guy.

  62. tomtravis76 says: Feb 27, 2014 9:00 PM

    If it’s true, he gets everything he deserves via the penalties of the law. But no reason to rush to conviction. The duke lacrosse story should have taught everyone that. The media is painting him as a serial rapist, and he might be. But we need all of the facts. What if he is caught up in some sick twisted stuff of revenge? If by some chance he is found not guilty, clean, no chance in the world he did do it, then the women need to serve the exact sentence he would have served if guilty. Can’t just accuse of rape because of regret( and rape does happen,it’s wrong, cowardly and downright awful. Nobody should ever have to deal with that pain and suffering).

  63. candycoatedcaper says: Feb 27, 2014 9:00 PM

    darren shaper one of the most hardest hitting safeties in the league. but i put the team on my back doe.

  64. mattydz says: Feb 27, 2014 9:01 PM

    This is so far to the extreme that it seems like a Hollywood exaggerated story. Then again…you really can’t make this stuff up.

    We live in an age where people seem to do whatever it takes to rich or fifteen minutes of fame whether they are deserving, talented or neither. It may be that a handful of these women are making it up.

    However, the number of women is just outrageous, there has to be some truth to this. The number of women accusing him is so high, there is no way that he can be found innocent on every one of these cases.

  65. skins1976 says: Feb 27, 2014 9:04 PM

    Wow. You can pay for school but you can’t buy class. Throw the book at him!

  66. green41563 says: Feb 27, 2014 9:13 PM

    “Darren Sharper is a menace.” –Dave Meggett

  67. logicalcomment says: Feb 27, 2014 9:18 PM

    remember how hernandez was sooooo guilty ?

  68. wozzmann1955 says: Feb 27, 2014 9:25 PM

    HOLY SHADES OF DAHLMER BATMAN

  69. officialgame says: Feb 27, 2014 9:25 PM

    This would make for a dam good episode of “Criminal Minds”.

  70. oldcracker says: Feb 27, 2014 9:25 PM

    Gentlemen, rape is not about sex. As many of you have stated, with his money, fame and good looks, he could’ve had just about any woman he wanted.

    He has some sort of sickness, maybe a “hate” towards women, that he has to surprise them with drugs, rape them, humiliate them, and hurt them, using sex. There is no re-hab for people like this.

  71. jetslakersfan says: Feb 27, 2014 9:30 PM

    Oh yeah people I guess he did it just because women say so? There not a chance these women got dollar signs in there eyes I’m not saying he didn’t do any or all these rapes but let hear ALL the facts first.

  72. steve3211 says: Feb 27, 2014 9:33 PM

    He obviously had no trouble getting woman. Many of them went willingly to his room. This wasn’t about sex. It was about some perverted power issue he has. For some reason he wanted them unconscious while he did his thing. Lock him up and throw away the key.

  73. stewart09 says: Feb 27, 2014 9:43 PM

    if this turns out to be true he is one of the worst kind of human being’s, a sexual predator who would of done it just for fun and the horrible sense of power from dominating another human being (99% of the time, rape is about power not sex)

  74. dannymac17 says: Feb 27, 2014 9:46 PM

    this dude had an appetite for incapacitated women

  75. skolvikings12 says: Feb 27, 2014 9:53 PM

    I sit here saying to myself, “Please don’t be true.” Not so much because he’s an Ex-Viking, but more for the fact that I don’t even want to believe that another human being could do this to another.

  76. eaglefan94 says: Feb 27, 2014 10:10 PM

    A couple comments have pointed out that NFL stars shouldn’t have trouble getting women. This is true, but rapists are so very rarely looking for sexual gratification. It is a lust for control, power and violence. Scumbags like Sharper are twisted in the head. Hopefully he is locked up for good, before anyone else is hurt. Like someone mentioned, these women are most likely only a small portion of Sharper’s victims, as way too many of these attacks go unreported. Sad but true.

  77. wyntyrmute says: Feb 27, 2014 10:14 PM

    I wish they’d change his pic to him in street clothes.

    No team should be associated with this guy at this point. He’s probably been doing this his whole life. There’s little doubt he could’ve gotten girls but this is just some sick fetish.

  78. lagg1 says: Feb 27, 2014 10:16 PM

    Strange~ It appears that Darren is the Ted Bundy of sexual assault. If people wonder whether he would survive Angola-they should reflect on Pelican Bay in California. Either way we have seen the last of Sharper. Brother Jaime may too be involved in a case in Miami Beach. What a mess!

  79. FlashPatterson says: Feb 27, 2014 10:16 PM

    You just got Roethlisberger’d

  80. orivar says: Feb 27, 2014 10:17 PM

    It looks like piling on which is good to happen when people realize they can get money, that being said there’s a bit too many cases to not wonder.

  81. axespray says: Feb 27, 2014 10:22 PM

    Guy had a potential hall of fame resume, he was liked by the three teams he played for, he had fame and cash (maybe) and the guy does this sort of thing, not once, not twice – but a lot of times…

    smh… that’s some Ted Bundy kind of crap.

    Send this sicko to prison 4 life!

  82. realfootballfan says: Feb 27, 2014 10:38 PM

    If he actually did this, he’s a pretty sick man. A serial rapist who played football in his spare time.

  83. 2ruefan says: Feb 27, 2014 10:41 PM

    Guess it sort of puts a different light on his going after the knees of a former long-time teammate. If the dude can drug and rape women multiple times, I guess we can’t expect him to have integrity as it relates to avoiding hurting a friend and former teammate….

  84. dryzzt23 says: Feb 27, 2014 10:54 PM

    Sharper is no SAINT.
    He did this, not the NFL, not his college team, not his parents, not his friends, not his “culture”, and not President George W. Bush.

    Throw him away and hide the key forever.

  85. Blackpool says: Feb 27, 2014 10:56 PM

    He’s a good looking guy who – one would think – should be able to “make” it with many women, if he had even a sprinkling of pinache.

    Unfortunately, it appears he’s nothing but a creep and serial rapist. I’d venture to say he’s a sociopath.

  86. bullethead527 says: Feb 27, 2014 11:05 PM

    I wonder how many decades this has been going on, at 1st I was like some gold digger trying to make a quick buck, then another case and then another case. All the same M.O., I wonder if this dude has been raping women like this for years. What a sicko…

  87. billsboy88 says: Feb 27, 2014 11:19 PM

    Sounds like an episode of SVU in the making. It’s hard to come to grips with the reality that sick, horrible people like Sharper exist in our world. Here’s hoping the DA makes a solid case and gets this guy put away for life

  88. vik3z says: Feb 27, 2014 11:21 PM

    i guess all those “pick magnet” segments on NFL network were foreshadowing this….

  89. autumnwind999 says: Feb 27, 2014 11:22 PM

    Innocent until proven guilty?

  90. mikeb1354 says: Feb 27, 2014 11:23 PM

    And Espn still wants to talk about Jonathan Martin being bullied. B.S.

  91. vikesfan4life says: Feb 27, 2014 11:29 PM

    So I guess I should probably take his autographed jersey off my wall eh?

  92. chrisk61 says: Feb 28, 2014 12:00 AM

    what am embarrassment to his alma mater, william and mary, which is a great school.

  93. shaggytoodle says: Feb 28, 2014 12:20 AM

    If those are the lengths you need to go to bed a woman, that is pathetic.

    Sex like that isn’t even worth having.

  94. kingpel says: Feb 28, 2014 12:35 AM

    I can’t believe Darren Sharper is a serial rapist. How disappointing. Do we really know any of these guys?

  95. henryjones20 says: Feb 28, 2014 2:05 AM

    He is the evil version of Dexter Morgan.

  96. nyneal says: Feb 28, 2014 2:11 AM

    Rape is a horrible crime. The victims are often raped again by unscrupulous defense attorneys when they have to go through a trial. That’s why they are so hesitant to come forward. Think about it. How would you feel if you were them? First, they suffer the rape. Then they have to go through the process of telling the police and facing their rapist in a trial, all the while worrying that he will get off on some stupid technicality.
    I would make the penalty for rape as harsh as it can be short of the death penalty. Because the victims live with that the rest of their lives. If Sharper is guilty — and it sure appears he is based on so many women coming forward — I hope they lock him up and throw away the key.

  97. memphiscowboy says: Feb 28, 2014 2:53 AM

    I think I’ll wait and see what evidence they have against him. No need to rush to judgement.

  98. joetoronto says: Feb 28, 2014 4:24 AM

    Serial killers and serial rapists, isn’t the NFL great?

  99. maryprov says: Feb 28, 2014 8:12 AM

    I’m amazed at the number of people saying “I can’t believe this guy would rape women when he can have all of the women he wants.” Apparently an awful lot of people are still ignorant about why people commit rape. It’s not about trying to get sex by force because he can’t get it any other way. Married men commit rape, men with pretty girlfriends commit rape. Sexual predators *want* to take women (or men, or children) by force. One particular handsome, well to do rapist with a beautiful wife was quoted, in a documentary, as having said he just didn’t get the thrill from consensual sex that he got from rape. So the next time a famous, good looking, rich guy is accused of rape, don’t assume it must be false because “he can get any woman he wants.”

  100. gohawks7 says: Feb 28, 2014 9:08 AM

    Changing your mind after doesn’t make it rape. Let’s wait until all the facts are in.

  101. seabronco says: Mar 1, 2014 6:33 AM

    Is it really that hard to get laid as an nfl player??

  102. nflrule says: Mar 3, 2014 8:08 AM

    No mention on the NFL Network.Too busy with their unwatchable top ten lists and words of wisdom from Willie McGinest.

  103. bucspasm says: Mar 5, 2014 8:02 AM

    Well, as he said to all the guest hosts on NFLN…..”Bub-bye”…..

  104. hrmlss says: Mar 6, 2014 1:01 PM

    We may need a Sharper rape accusation counter soon, like the days since arrest…and that is a sad thing.

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