With multiple concurrent sentences for rape in several states in place, Darren Sharper will be out of the public eye for many years to come.
Darren Sharper pleads guilty to rape charges in New Orleans, will serve twenty years in jail
Former All-Pro Safety Darren Sharper sentenced to nine years in prison for sexual assaults in four states
Former NFL safety Darren Sharper charged with rape in Las Vegas
Former All-Pro Safety Darren Sharper has appeared in a New Orleans U.S. District Court today on federal charges that he drugged women in order to rape them.
According to the Associated Press, Sharper will face the final proceedings in his federal rape charges on Monday, and then will go down to state courts on Tuesday in order to face the state charges.
In late March, Sharper reached plea agreements with courts in Nevada, Arizona and Louisiana to change his plea in the rape cases from not guilty to guilty. He will serve the prison sentences concurrently and was given 20 years in prison by Louisiana.
Sharper played 14 seasons in the NFL, eight with the Green Bay Packers, four with the Minnesota Vikings and two with the New Orleans Saints. He was a five-time Pro Bowler and six-time All-Pro selection, and was named to the NFL’s All-Decade Team for the 2000s. He led the NFL in interceptions twice, led the league in interception return yards three times and led the league in INT-TDs three times. His 13 career defensive TDs are 5th in NFL history, his 63 career INTs are 7th, his 1,412 interception return yards rank 3rd, and his 11 INT-TDs rank 2nd in NFL history.
Sharper’s last NFL game was in 2010, in a season with the Saints that was cut short with one game played due to a knee injury. He retired from the NFL at the end of the season.