NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Former Saints player Darren Sharper has been locked up for more than a year now. In what has turned out to be a slow court process with multiple delays, Sharper is facing serious drug and rape charges.
Now, we're getting details of the case in Los Angeles that involves multiple women in separate incidents who insist that Sharper made them drinks minutes before they blacked out.
The Los Angeles Times obtained the police reports. The first an Oct. 30, 2013 incident at a Century City Hotel. A woman told police, she met Sharper through a friend. The report reads, "around 2 a.m. upon entering the hotel room, the suspect poured the vic a drink in front of her. The vic did not want the drink, but the suspect was insistent that she drink it."
The woman told police she went into the bathroom, and doesn't remember anything after that. At 8:30 a.m., the woman claims she woke up to find herself naked with the suspect on top of her engaged in sexual intercourse. It says she felt groggy, and asked to leave, but the suspect didn't stop. She eventually got up and left.
A second incident was reported in January 2014, when two women told detectives that Darren Sharper gave them a ride to an after-party, but told them he'd have to stop at his hotel room to pick something up first. Within 10 minutes of drinking shots offered by Sharper, the women claim they blacked out. The report says they later woke up on a pull-out bed in the living room of the hotel room, and one of the women said she felt she'd been sexually assaulted.
Sharper's attorney will head back to court in Los Angeles next Tuesday, when a judge will decide if there's enough evidence to go to trial.
Sharper has pleaded not guilty.
Meanwhile, Sharper has been indicted in Arizona and New Orleans on federal and state charges.
The Louisiana indictments include aggravated rape, which carries a potential life sentence.