Darren Sharper Sentenced to Nine Years in First of Plea Deals

Darren Sharper Sentenced to Nine Years in First of Plea Deals

In this Feb. 14, 2014, photo, former NFL safety Darren Sharper leaves a courthouse in Los Angeles. An arrest warrant has been issued for Sharper and another man, accusing them of raping two women in New Orleans last year. (AP Photo/Nick Ut )
In this Feb. 14, 2014, photo, former NFL safety Darren Sharper leaves a courthouse in Los Angeles. An arrest warrant has been issued for Sharper and another man, accusing them of raping two women in New Orleans last year. (AP Photo/Nick Ut )

Brent Schrotenboer, USA TODAY

 
LOS ANGELES (USA Today)—Former NFL star Darren Sharper was sentenced to nine years in prison Monday in Arizona after pleading guilty to sexual assault and attempted sexual assault in November 2013, the Maricopa County Attorney’s office confirmed to USA TODAY Sports.

Sharper, 39, entered his pleas Monday in Arizona from Los Angeles, where he was expected to appear in court later in the day and enter a guilty plea in connection with two other rape allegations from 2013 and 2014.

The pleas are part of an attempted “global” plea agreement that could resolve all nine rape charges against him in four states. In addition to the charges in California and Arizona, he faces two rape charges in Las Vegas and three in New Orleans, where is expected to enter guilty pleas within the next month.

 

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