After pleading guilty to drugging and raping multiple women in Nevada, Arizona, Louisiana, and California last year, former NFL player Darren Sharper was given a rather lenient nine-year jail sentence. But a judge rejected his original plea deal earlier this year and revealed that she felt he deserved a longer sentence based on what he admitted to doing. So Sharper just struck a new deal that calls for him to spend about twice as long behind bars as his original deal.
According to NOLA.com, Sharper’s new plea deal will require him to serve between 15 and 20 years in prison, which, all things considered, still feels like a short period of time. And that time could actually get cut shorter if he follows through on an agreement to testify against two of his alleged accomplices Brandon Licciardi and Erik Nunez.
“Mr. Sharper has agreed to cooperate,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael McMahon said in court. “We may bring to the attention of the court his cooperation, if we deem that to be substantial. We are not bound to make such a notice to the court. That’s going to be within our discretion. No promises have been made, but the possibility is there.”
Sharper will be sentenced in June. So far, it doesn’t sound like jail has been all that bad for him. But that will likely change this summer.
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