Ex-NFL star Sharper faces final sentence in drugging rapes
LOS ANGELES - Former NFL star Darren Sharper's tour of shame and punishment reaches its conclusion in the Los Angeles court where he first admitted drugging and raping women in several states.
Sharper faces sentencing Tuesday for a pair of rapes about three years ago.
The sentence marks the end of prosecutions in four states for the former all-pro safety who won a Super Bowl with the New Orleans Saints.
When Sharper pleaded no contest to the rapes, he agreed to serve a sentence that would require about eight more years behind bars. But that term was superseded by a federal judge in Louisiana who rejected the plea deal negotiated in four states and sentenced him to 18 years in prison.
Sharper was also convicted of rapes or sexual assaults in Nevada and Arizona.