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Darren Sharper

Judge to Ex-NFL star: Can't ignore the damage you inflicted

Former NFL star Darren Sharper was sentenced Thursday to more than 18 years in prison for drugging women in order to rape them — double the sentence recommended by prosecutors.

One of Sharper's victims — the only one to speak at his sentencing hearing — rebuffed his display of contrition.

"For the list of people you've done this to: Go to hell," she said. Her name was not given in court, and The Associated Press does not identify victims of sexual abuse by name.

The former New Orleans Saints safety, jailed since February 2014, apologized and appeared chastened by his fall from grace.

"I would like to apologize a thousand...

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