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Former NFL safety Darren Sharper is in jail on rape charges and he could be extradited shortly to New Orleans, but it seems it won't be by plane.

Sharper had offered to fly himself and his lawyer to New Orleans, but the severity of his charges means that this request has been denied.

At this current stage Sharper faces rapes charges in Los Angeles and New Orleans, and he is accused of committing seven rapes 11 acts of drugging in four separate states.

Sharper currently resides in an LA prison, and tomorrow he will face a hearing that will decide whether he will extradited to New Orleans.

Nandi Campbell, Sharper's local attorney, explained Wednesday that Sharper had offered to pay for himself and his attorney, who would be acting as an officer of the court, to fly to New Orleans.

However, the New Orleans Police Department refused his request because of the nationwide warrant for his arrest, which in turn would cause airport security to taken away flying privileges.

"After conducting many interviews and collecting substantial evidence, the New Orleans Police Department issued an arrest warrant for Darren Sharper, who is accused of the aggravated rapes of two women in New Orleans," Superintendent Ronal Serpas said in a statement.

"If convicted of these crimes, Mr. Sharper may be sentenced to two life sentences in prison.
"This police department was not willing to negotiate with Sharper's attorneys considering the dire seriousness of these allegations."

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