Ex-NFL star Darren Sharper jailed over rape case

Los Angeles: Former National Football League safety Darren Sharper was jailed for nine years as part of a deal to resolve sexual assault charges against him in four US states.

Darren Sharper
Darren Sharper 

Sharper has been accused of drugging and raping women in Arizona, California, Louisiana and Nevada. On Monday, he pleaded guilty in Arizona and Nevada, and was sentenced to nine years and eight years respectively, with the sentences to run concurrently.

In Los Angeles, Sharper pleaded no contest in exchange for a jail term of 20 years, but will serve half the sentence minus time already served, coming to nine years, also concurrently.

He is expected to be transferred to Louisiana to enter a plea deal there, where he will serve his jail time.

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