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Darren Sharper told witnesses that the sex he and a friend had with two women in New Orleans in September was not consensual, according to a report by a New Orleans police detective obtained by USA Today.
|Louisiana prosecutors have until Thursday to charge Sharper or for that state's governor to seek his return through another type of warrant, a judge ruled.|
The former NFL safety is currently jailed in Los Angeles, having surrendered last week to police after a warrant was issued in connection with the alleged rapes in New Orleans.
An acquaintance of Sharper's, Erik Nunez, also is facing two charges of aggravated rape in the incident, which police in Louisiana said occurred at an apartment on Sept. 23, 2013. Nunez was booked on two counts of rape Friday morning in New Orleans.
The report states the two alleged victims were under the influence of an unknown substance and "do not recall the entirety of the sexual intercourse."
Both victims said they awoke from the stupor to find Sharper on top of them, "completely nude," according to the report, and both denied consenting to the sex.
An acquaintance later entered the apartment that night and found Sharper in his boxer shorts, according to the report. The person then saw Nunez exiting Sharper's room, also in just underwear.
"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.
Sharper was to appear in court Friday. His attorneys planned to argue that he should be released from a Los Angeles jail, where he has been held without bail because of the arrest warrant issued by Louisiana authorities.
Famed civil rights lawyer Gloria Allred will represent one of the alleged victims, ESPN's "Outside the Lines" has learned. Allred was expected to attend Sharper's extradition hearing Friday.Sharper's attorneys filed a motion Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, arguing that since Sharper has not been formally charged in Louisiana, he should be released on the terms of $1 million bail he previously posted in regards to charges in Los Angeles.
Sharper has been charged with seven felonies in Los Angeles related to cases in which he's accused of drugging and raping two women he met at nightclubs. He pleaded not guilty to those charges.
He has submitted DNA samples to New Orleans police and had agreed to turn himself in if he was charged, and a judge already has indicated bail will be set if the former athlete is formally charged, the motion states.
In addition, Sharper is under investigation in sexual assault cases in Florida, Nevada and Arizona.
If convicted in California, Sharper could face more than 30 years in state prison. If convicted of aggravated rape in Louisiana, both Sharper and Nunez, 26, would face life imprisonment.
Sharper, 38, was selected All-Pro six times and chosen for the Pro Bowl five times. He played in two Super Bowls, one with the Green Bay Packers as a rookie and a second with the New Orleans Saints. He retired after the 2010 season, having played 14 years in the NFL, and was an analyst for NFL Network, which fired him last week.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.