Former NFL star Sharper sentenced to prison

Posted at 11:03 AM, Aug 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-18 12:03:09-04

 Former NFL star Darren Sharper is headed to federal prison.  Judge Jane Triche Milazzo sentenced Sharper to 18-years in prison.  He had pleaded no contest to charges of drugging and raping women in four states.

 Prosecutors had suggested a 9-year prison term for Sharper back in June, but Milazzo rejected that plea deal as too lenient.

 Sharper played safety in a 14-year NFL career—with the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints.

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