Darren Sharper Rape Trial: Testimony Emerges That NFL Players Have Name for Spiked Drinks [VIDEO]
Disturbing evidence emerged in the rape trial of former NFL defensive back Darren Sharper in which he allegedly texted a message about drugging a victim.
It also uncovered that NFL players had a special name for drinks spiked with a drug substance.
The Sporting News reported that "a federal grand jury in the Eastern District of Louisiana on Friday charged Sharper with one count of conspiracy to distribute Alprazolam, Diazepam and Zolpidem with intent to commit rape and two counts of actually distributing the drugs with intent to commit rape."
Nola.com reported that former St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's deputy Brandon Licciardi, who is accused as an accomplice of Sharper's, told investigators that he appeared at a convention in Las Vegas attended by NFL players, and one of the players revealed that the drinks were spiked with drugs, FBI Special Agent Robert Blythe testified.
Blythe also testified that the NFL players had a term for the drinks that were spiked with a "substance."
"I believe Mr. Licciardi called it 'horny juice,'" Blythe replied.
The special agent added that Licciardi said he was concerned that investigators would find incriminating evidence in text messages on his phone, including one left by Sharper.
"She's on the potion. She's ready," Sharper wrote in a text, Blythe said.
Nola.com added that Blythe refused to name the players that Licciardi mentioned told him about the spiked drinks at the convention or even the names of other players that attended the convention.
Blythe told Ralph Capitelli, Licciardi's lawyer, that he might not get the names of the players correct.
Licciardi did not alert Las Vegas authorities about the spiked drinks, and Capitelli asked Blythe whether the FBI had alerted authorities or had placed other NFL players under investigation.
Blythe said no investigations were taking place.
"There could be investigations going forward. There's not currently," Blythe said. "If given time, I intend to look into those allegations."
USA TODAY Sports previously reported that Sharper faces seven charges of rape - two in Los Angeles, three in New Orleans and two in Arizona.