Thursday April 2nd, 2015

Former NFL safety Darren Sharper is back in Louisiana to enter pleas next week in federal and state sexual assault cases.

According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Sharper is being held at the St. Tammany Parish jail in Covington, La., awaiting court appearances.


Sharper, 39, is set to be arraigned on Monday in New Orleans on two counts of forcible rape and one count of simple rape and is also scheduled to appear Tuesday in Orleans Parish Criminal District Court.

He is accused of drugging and raping nine women in four states and has pleaded guilty to charges in Las Vegas and Arizona and no-contest in Los Angeles.

As part of a four-state deal, prosecutors expect Sharper to spend nine years in prison.

Sharper played 14 seasons in the NFL, with the Packers, Vikings and Saints. He was a five-time Pro Bowl defender and two-time first-team All-Pro selection. He was employed as an analyst for NFL Network before he was dismissed when the rape allegations surfaced.

- Scooby Axson

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