Darren Sharper: Former NFL star pleaded guilty to more sexual assault charges

Former NFL star already sentence to nine years in prison, faces more

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The Independent US

The day after he was sentenced to nine years in prison on sexual assault charges, former NFL star Darren Sharper pleaded guilty on Tuesday to more charges in Nevada that call for a prison sentence between three years and eight years, the Associated Press reported.

Sharper, 39, has been accused of drugging and raping women in four states. He entered Tuesday’s plea deal in Las Vegas, over a video line from Los Angeles. He also pleaded guilty to charges in Los Angeles and Phoenix on Monday.

Sharper still faces charges in Louisiana and that hearing is set for next month. He is expected to plead guilty to those charges, which would add to his already lengthy prison term.

During his NFL career, Sharper played the safety position for the Green Bay Packers, the Minnesota Vikings and the New Orleans Saints. He was selected to five Pro Bowls – the NFL’s all-star game – and was named to the NFL’s 2000s All-Decade Team, comprised of the best players at each position in the 2000s.