Darren Sharper charged with drugging and raping two women
Former New Orleans Saints safety Darren Sharper was formally charged with drugging and raping two women in a Los Angeles County court on Friday. Sharper was arrested on suspicion of rape last month and was released after posting $200,000 bond.
According to the district attorney’s office, the 38-year-old has been accused of drugging and assaulting one woman in October and another in January. Both instances occurred at a hotel in LA, and Sharper is said to have given the women a shot of alcohol after inviting them to his room. The complaint alleges he gave the women morphine and zolpidem, which are found in the sleep medication Ambien.
One woman claims she woke up naked with Sharper sexually assaulting her on Oct. 30, hours after she drank the shot of alcohol. Another woman who was invited to his hotel room that same night said she woke up and “interrupted (Sharper’s) actions.”
On Jan. 14, Sharper allegedly met two women at the same nightclub where the previous incident took place. He is also said to have offered them shots and one woman believed she had been sexually assaulted when she woke up the next day.
Sharper, who won a super bowl with the Saints in 2009, is also being investigated for a sexual assault that was filed in Louisiana. He claims to have a video proving the sex with the woman involved in that case was consensual. The bad news continues to pile up for the five-time Pro Bowler.