Lions RB Reggie Bush’s name dropped in connection to Darren Sharper rape case


Former New Orleans Saints star Darren Sharper has been in jail for over a year on charges of drugging and raping several women. Sharper’s co-defendant in his New Orleans case stated in December that he witnessed other football players spiking women’s drinks in Las Vegas.

Brandon Licciardi reportedly identified former Saints (and current Lions) running back Reggie Bush as a player he saw spiking drinks.

Specifically, Simerman and Vargas report that Licciardi said he saw Bush “drop ecstasy into Champagne glasses and hand out the illicit party drug to women on a nearby dance floor at a Las Vegas club.”

Licciardi later retreated on the claim that he saw Bush spiking drinks.

“No, I didn’t see him put it in the drink,” Licciardi told investigators regarding Bush.  “He told me.  And he said he was handing it to people, in Vegas.  He asked me if I wanted some.

And I was like, I don’t do that stuff.”

Bush hasn’t been charged with any wrong doing and his lawyer released a strongly worded denial and has hinted that legal action is a possibility if these statements aren’t retracted.

“This is outrageous,” attorney Shawn Holley told Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.  “I can say to you on the record that Reggie adamantly, vehemently and unequivocally denies all of the statements in that article.  We are demanding a retraction from the Advocate and Reggie is considering taking legal action.”

“There is no investigation, there’s never been any complaint made by any person of this happening,” Holley told Birkett.  “It appears to be something that’s being stated by someone who is a criminal defendant in a serious case and looking for anything he can say to deflect from his own troubles.  But there is not a shred of truth to any of this.”