Darren Sharper appears in a Los Angeles court

LOS ANGELES, CA (WVUE) - Former Saints player Darren Sharper appeared before a judge in Los Angeles Monday morning.

The hearing was supposed to determine the next step in the process to bring him back to New Orleans. The judge decided to postpone his hearing until Friday. At that time, Sharper could ask the judge to waive his extradition, meaning he'll be picked up by authorities and brought back to New Orleans.

The NOPD obtained arrest warrants for Sharper and his friend, Erik Nunez, last week. The two are accused of raping two women in the Warehouse District last year. Nunez is currently jailed without bond.

If convicted, both could face life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Sharper has already pleaded not guilty to rape and drug charges in Los Angeles and was placed on a $1 million bond.

He's also being investigated for similar crimes in Florida, Arizona and Nevada.

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