Darren Sharper Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison In Disturbing Rape Case

Darren Sharper will be behind bars for a long time.

The former NFL safety was sentenced to 20 years in prison Tuesday for drugging and raping two women in California, per the Los Angeles Times. The sentence came as part of a plea deal reached last year.

Sharper was accused of drugging and raping several women across four states — California, Nevada, Arizona and Louisiana — in a very disturbing serial rape case. In August, a federal judge in New Orleans sentenced Sharper to more than 18 years for the attacks. That sentence exceeded the nine-year prison sentence prosecutors originally suggested, as U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo deemed the initial sentence too lenient.

The charges in Los Angeles stem from two separate incidents — one occurring in late 2013 and the other in early 2014. The 20-year prison term will run concurrent to the previous sentence of 18 years handed down by the New Orleans federal court earlier this year.

Sharper played for the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints during his 14-year NFL career. He won a Super Bowl with the Saints in February 2010 and retired after the following season.

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