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Ex-NFL player Darren Sharper pleads guilty to rape, finishes multistate plea deal

Ex-NFL player Darren Sharper pleads guilty to rape, finishes multistate plea deal

Former New Orleans Saints player Darren Sharper pleaded guilty Monday to rape in Louisiana, completing a series of pleas in four states that will see him serve at least nine years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting women.

Sharper entered his plea — guilty to two counts of forcible rape and one count of simple rape —in a Louisiana state court in New Orleans, a short drive from the federal court where he pleaded guilty last month.

He could serve as much as 20 years under terms of a lengthy memorandum read in court Monday by state District Judge Karen Herman. However, he will probably serve only about another nine years, mostly in federal custody, if he...

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