Former National Football League (NFL) star Darren Sharper was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Tuesday. The verdict was pronounced after the NFL star admitted the accusations of drugging and raping two women in California, concluding sexual abuse case that spanned several states.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Micheal Pastor reveals the famous former NFL star's offensive conduct'' and " a disgraceful abuse of trust'' and was denounced as a serial rapist during the hearing. According to Reuters, Sharper pleaded no contest to the charges against him in California rape using drugs and furnishing controlled substance.
The district attorney spokeswoman Jane Robison confirmed that it was the last sentencing that he would face. According to the terms of a plea deal negotiated with the prosecutors from the four states, the NFL star is eligible for parole after eight years because Sharper to serve half of his sentence based on the California law.
According to DailyMail, Sharper has already been behind bars for more than two years since his arrest. However, the NFL star is likely to serve more time if the court will uphold an 18-year prison sentence. The sentence was handed down by a New Orleans Federal Judge who eventually rejected the deal.
During the hearing, Sharper sat quietly in the court of orange jail as he listens to the two victims who spoke about the evening party that turned into nightmares. The victims revealed that Sharper secretly slipped drugs in their shot glasses. Both women blacked out and woke up it the situation that couldn't be escaped.
"I started vomiting, my head was pounding, and I had trouble seeing clearly,'' said one victim, who said her rape on Jan. 15, 2014 was "the worst night of my life. The only good thing about this situation is that this disgusting low-life human will be sent to prison for many years and is likely he will never be able to do to this to another woman again. I hope this scumbag will now feel as worthless as he has made me feel," Said the victim identified as Jane Doe 2.
Sharper told the judge during his sentencing in Louisiana federal court that he wanted to apologize a thousand times. During the hearing, the NFL star only gives short answers to the usual legal sentencing questions posed by the judge.