Report: Sharper To Only Serve 9 Total Years In Prison In Multi-State Deal
Former Saints safety Darren Sharper will only serve 9 total years for rape charges in New Orleans, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Arizona, according to a report from John Simerman of The Advocate who cites a source.
Sharper will plead guilty to two counts of forcible rape and drugging women in New Orleans and will receive a 20-year prison sentence. However, as part of a global deal, Sharper will actually serve just 9 years in federal prison, according to Simerman's report.
Sharper pleaded guilty this morning to sexual assault and attempted sexual assault in a plea deal with Arizona prosecutors this morning. Upon his plea, he was sentenced to 9 years in prison. He then pleaded no contest to rape charges in California hours later, agreeing to the 20-year sentence that he would only serve half of, receiving credit for time served for his last year in Los Angeles County jail.
Once he's formally sentenced in L.A. this July, he'll enter guilty pleas in state and federal court in New Orleans as part of the deal.
His 9 year sentence in Arizona, 9 year sentence in California, a report from TMZ of an 8 year sentence in Nevada, and the 20 year sentence in Louisiana which he'll only serve 9 years of the deal, will be served concurrently, rather than in succession, according to Simerman.
Sharper played 14 years in the NFL, including his final 2 years with the New Orleans Saints. He served as the starting free safety for the 2009 Super Bowl team.