Former NFL player Darren Sharper is behind bars right now, and there’s a good chance that he’s going to stay there for a long, long time. Sharper has been accused of drugging and raping a handful of women in four different states, and while he was originally given a nine-year sentence for it, he recently reached a new plea deal that will likely call for him to serve a much longer sentence since a judge took issue with his original plea deal.
Regardless of how long he’s going to be behind bars, though, it doesn’t sound like it’s been all that bad for him so far. According to a report about the St. Tammany Parish Jail released by The New Orleans Advocate this week, Sharper and one of his fellow inmates Josh Hanson may have received special treatment during their time at the jail. Hanson was recently transferred to a different part of the jail, but the report indicates that, at one time, both Sharper and Hanson had access to an Xbox whenever they wanted it. They also reportedly received other special treatment during their jail stays.
St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain would not comment on the specifics of the Advocate report, but he did release a statement about the treatment both men have received.
“Darren Sharper and Joshua Hanson have been incarcerated in accordance with all federal Bureau of Prisons guidelines, Louisiana Department of Corrections guidelines, and internal Sheriff’s Office policies,” he said.
If Sharper does have access to an Xbox, that obviously doesn’t seem right. But in a letter that he wrote recently, Aaron Hernandez revealed he has a TV in his prison cell and is able to watch the Patriots every Sunday, so it’s not entirely surprising.
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[via The New Orleans Advocate]