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.
Darren Sharper admitted to witnesses that he and an acquaintance had sex with two women without their consent in New Orleans last September.
The former NFL safety is currently jailed in Los Angeles, surrendering 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, is also 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.
Sharper has also 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.
Sharper also 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 is an analyst for NFL Network, which has suspended him indefinitely without pay.