The Darren Sharper rape case is continuing to develop, and a strange twist was added to the situation after Brandon Licciardi, a former Louisiana sheriff’s deputy who has been charged along with Sharper, claimed Reggie Bush spiked drinks alongside the former Saints safety.
The Baton Rouge Advocate released excerpts from a federal indictment, where Licciardi claims he saw Bush dropping ecstasy in champagne and handing it out to women at a Vegas party.
“OK, um, I was in Vegas about three years ago and um, Reggie Bush put Molly in Champagne. He was handing out ‘Molly’ on the dance floor to girls. Handing it out. Like giving it to them.”
He later back tracked on his claims, “Reggie, yeah. No, I didn’t see him put it in the drink. 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.’ ”
Reggie’s lawyer, Shawn Holley, hit back at Licciardi’s claims, “This is outrageous. 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.”
She added, “There is no investigation, there’s never been any complaint made by any person of this happening. 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.”