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Former NFL safety Darren Sharper, left, with his attorney Leonard Levine appear in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday, March 23, 2015. Sharper was sentenced to nine years in federal prison Monday immediately after he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a woman in Arizona, marking the first change of plea of the day for the former safety accused of drugging and assaulting women in four states. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, Pool)

Ex-NFL safety Darren Sharper was sentenced to 20 years in prison for raping two women


Ex-NFL safety Darren Sharper was sentenced to 20 years in prison Tuesday for drugging and raping two women in 2013, according to Yahoo Sports

Tuesday's decision marks the end of a case that spanned four states and has taken three years to conclude. 

Earlier this year, a federal judge in Louisiana sentenced Sharper to 18 years in prison for raping as many as 16 women in four different states, Sports Illustrated reports.

That sentence came after Judge Jane Triche Milazzo rejected a multi-jurisdiction "global" plea deal in June that would have allowed him to walk after serving nine years in prison. 

Sharper has been in jail since 2014 when he was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault, according to Sports Illustrated. 

In that instance, the woman said she met the ex-NFL player through a mutual friend and he poured the woman a drink his hotel. A police report noted that he then insisted that she drink it, according to Yahoo Sports. 

The next morning, the woman reported waking up with Sharper on top of her.

A few months later two women in Los Angeles reported similar stories.  

Sharper is a five-time Pro Bowler who played 14 seasons in the NFL with the Green bay Packers, the Minnesota Vikings and the New Orleans Saints. 

He was working as an analyst for the NFL network before the rape allegations surfaced. 

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