- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Former NFL star safety Darren Sharper has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for raping two women and drugging two others, the Associated Press reports.

Four states (California, Louisiana, Arizona and Nevada) prosecuted Sharper, who plead no contest in a deal that was initially negotiated. But the sentence, 18 years, was deemed too lenient by a judge in New Orleans.

Sharper played in 205 games during his 14-year career. The five-time Pro Bowler ranks eighth all-time in career interceptions with 63, and second all-time in interceptions returned for touchdowns with 11.

Sharper was nominated for the 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame class in September.

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