Sharper set for Louisiana court appearance in drug-rape case

BY foxsports • June 15, 2015

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Former New Orleans Saints player Darren Sharper appears close to completing a series of court pleas in four states that will see him serve nine years in prison on drug and sexual assault charges.

Sharper is set for a Louisiana state court appearance Monday in New Orleans. He pleaded guilty in the federal courthouse in that city late last month. And he has pleaded guilty or no-contest to charges in California, Arizona and Nevada.

Each case arose from allegations that the former NFL star drugged and sexually assaulted women. A plea deal involving the four states and the federal court was announced in March.

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