Darren Sharper Faces New Rape Charges, Turns Himself In

News & Views | Camille Travis | 02/28/2014 | 12:00 PM EST

The former NFL player surrendered himself without incident on Thursday

Former NFL star Darren Sharper has turned himself in to Los Angeles authorities after being hit with two additional rape charges in New Orleans.


According to officials, the five-time Pro Bowler and Super Bowl champ surrendered to police without incident Thursday evening (Feb. 27), although authorities provided no further details.


Sharper, 38, faces two counts of aggravated rape; these charges are not to be confused with two additional counts of rape which involves a pair of women in Los Angeles.


In this latest development, Sharper will serve a possible sentence of life in prison without parole if convicted in the New Orleans incidents.


Last week, he pleaded not guilty to the California charges, which also include four counts of furnishing a controlled substance and one count of possession of a controlled substance. If convicted, he faces 30 years in prison.

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