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Judge rejects Darren Sharper plea deal

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 23:  Former NFL safety Darren Sharper appears at Los Angeles Superior Court March 23, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  Sharper pleaded guilty to charges of sexually assaulting a woman in Arizona as part of a broader plea deal and was sentenced to nine years in federal prison.  Sharper is facing charges in four states for allegedly drugging woman and sexually assaulting them.  (Photo by Nick Ut-Pool/Getty Images) Getty Images

Earlier this month, Mike Florio noted that former NFL safety Darren Sharper was back on track for trial despite pleading guilty to multiple rape and sexual assault charges in multiple states last year.

The plea called for Sharper to spend 108 months in prison in a deal that covered the charges in Louisiana, Arizona, Nevada and California. The fact that the case appeared back on the calendar suggested that a federal judge rejected the terms of the plea deal and that was confirmed in New Orleans on Thursday.

“This court cannot accept this plea agreement,” U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo said, via the Associated Press.

Milazzo said a pre-sentence report by federal authorities called for a prison sentence of 15-20 years for the crimes that Sharper pleaded guilty to in the original deal. She gave Sharper until a March 3 sentencing hearing to decide whether he will withdraw his plea.

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39 Responses to “Judge rejects Darren Sharper plea deal”
  1. floratiotime says: Feb 18, 2016 11:56 AM

    Please keep this animal locked up.

  2. buccaboo says: Feb 18, 2016 11:59 AM

    GOOD. This guy is a predator and needs to spend the rest of his life in prison

  3. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Feb 18, 2016 12:05 PM

    He’s lucky he’s not in court around here.

  4. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Feb 18, 2016 12:08 PM

    Can we swap him out for Steven Avery?

  5. 6ball says: Feb 18, 2016 12:09 PM

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    It’s unusual for a suspect in a string of premeditated, pre-planned, multi state rapes to be coddled with a 9 year sentence. The US Attorney who negotiated that deal should be exposed in the media.
    .

  6. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Feb 18, 2016 12:10 PM

    Maybe our DAs would find someone else to take the fall and let Sharper go.

  7. jonwill57 says: Feb 18, 2016 12:13 PM

    Pick magnet!!! Always thought that was creepy segment on NFL Network. BTW, dude looks like he’s aged 25 years in several months.

  8. Kelly's Chronicles says: Feb 18, 2016 12:19 PM

    Thank God this judge stepped up…

  9. scotthochsdramaticweightgain1 says: Feb 18, 2016 12:28 PM

    It’s a well known fact that while in Green Bay, Sharper drugged and sexually abused several yellow perch and rock bass. But the humiliated fish refused to testify!

  10. Kingmj4891 says: Feb 18, 2016 12:34 PM

    Easy give him the original sentence and make him an enoch. (which should be the penalty for anyone who commits multiple rapes).

  11. Kingmj4891 says: Feb 18, 2016 12:36 PM

    Easy give him the original sentence and make him an Eunuch. (which should be the penalty for anyone who commits multiple rapes).

  12. duanethomas33 says: Feb 18, 2016 12:44 PM

    Take the deal, for it he goes to trial, he is never getting out. 15 years for what he did? That’s light…take the deal.

  13. cdace13 says: Feb 18, 2016 12:50 PM

    9 years was a joke for his heinous crimes!! Lock him up and throw away the key. Sexual predators are scum of the earth!

  14. wafflestomp says: Feb 18, 2016 12:54 PM

    Do you imbeciles even try to be funny?
    I honestly couldn’t care less how anti Wisconsin/Packers you are. (I guess you have to project your insecuritities on someone. Might as well be us.)

    But, at least try to post something mildly amusing or interesting.
    Something of merit.
    Your nonstop drivel and insipid quips are embarrassing.
    SMH!

  15. ariani1985 says: Feb 18, 2016 12:55 PM

    Ted Thompson will be sniffing his jock when he gets out! Then again have you seen the turd bay safeties?

  16. jay8173 says: Feb 18, 2016 1:02 PM

    As a truly die hard Saints fan I will say that Darren Sharper is not only a blight on the New Orleans Saints, the city of New Orleans (and anywhere else he may have played) but he is a blight on humanity

  17. purpleguy says: Feb 18, 2016 1:07 PM

    He’ll settle for 12 years and that still won’t be enough.

  18. tindeaux says: Feb 18, 2016 1:11 PM

    how the heck did he raped people from 4 states??? dang. baller. time to pay up dude.

  19. JSpicoli says: Feb 18, 2016 1:13 PM

    Say hey to Rae Rae

  20. ducks4remi says: Feb 18, 2016 1:16 PM

    You will notice that he didn’t start committing these terrible crimes until after he spent time with the Vikings. Getting to be predictable.

    Skoal!

  21. balt88 says: Feb 18, 2016 1:28 PM

    The plea deal was bad but there is a incentive to plea this out because it would take forever in court and cost a fortune.

    Also, this has a lot in common with the Cosby case that so many of the charges are old and several jurisdictions.

    This would be a nightmare to try in court plus the fact that he could afford good lawyers gives him leverage in negotiating the plea deal.

  22. whatjusthapped says: Feb 18, 2016 1:30 PM

    The judge should give him 20 years for the rapes and add another 5 years for willingly signing with the Vikings. Some crimes are too big to ignore.

  23. footballboozer says: Feb 18, 2016 1:47 PM

    I’m surprised Jerry Jones hasn’t hired him. Perfect fit for the Cowgurls.

  24. ebdug says: Feb 18, 2016 1:53 PM

    The D.A, needs to reduce the charges to make the plea deal work.

  25. It Takes 3 Mannings To Equal One Brady says: Feb 18, 2016 1:56 PM

    Why are we even prosecuting him, this stuff happened like 3 years ago, who cares if he did it…

    -Broncos fans

  26. fsstnotch says: Feb 18, 2016 2:00 PM

    He deserved much more than 9yrs, but now that he has already plead guilty to the charges… how does he then withdraw and get a fair trial? Seems like a hole for his attorneys to use against the prosecution. Hopefully he doesn’t slip through on a loophole! Guy needs locked up forever!

  27. ctiggs says: Feb 18, 2016 2:07 PM

    He should hire Gloria Allred!

  28. mswravens says: Feb 18, 2016 2:08 PM

    Good job Your Honor! This scumbag shouldn’t spend another free day on Earth. Lock him up with A Hernandez!

  29. joetoronto says: Feb 18, 2016 3:04 PM

    Take out the trash and don’t look back.

  30. dakotablake says: Feb 18, 2016 3:41 PM

    Way too lenient. The serial rapist OKC cop just got 30 years for EACH rape conviction.

  31. stellarperformance says: Feb 18, 2016 4:16 PM

    I had to wince when I saw him being led away wearing a “Skol, Vikings” t-shirt.

  32. ohioteamsusuallysuck says: Feb 18, 2016 5:37 PM

    Bill Cosby thinks he should be free!

  33. thejuddstir says: Feb 18, 2016 6:16 PM

    March 3rd deadline…….Sharper strikes me as a prime candidate for ………suicide. He considers himself a pretty boy stud and can’t see him willing to spend rest of his life in prison.

  34. whatjusthapped says: Feb 18, 2016 9:34 PM

    thejuddstir says:

    March 3rd deadline…….Sharper strikes me as a prime candidate for ………suicide

    =====================================
    I hope you are kidding, if he could play for the Vikings for years without killing himself, the idea of prison time isn’t all that much different.

  35. 440Barracuda says: Feb 19, 2016 2:16 AM

    Like the Packer fans used to always say, “once a Packer, always a Packer”.

  36. mrsbeep says: Feb 19, 2016 11:19 AM

    Everyone is passing judgement on a person u do not know or walked in his shoes. I grew up with the Man. Coming from where we’re from to a different world (tax bracket); who’s to say what would be my new normal. The pressures of HollyWeird. Kat Williams said it best.

  37. nrns77 says: Feb 19, 2016 2:18 PM

    Time to take his money and move to Costa Rica.

  38. groleo45 says: Feb 21, 2016 11:58 AM

    Rapes in a half a dozen states gets you 8.5 years? Who the hell is the prosecutor that agreed to that before submitting it to the Judge? Thank god she turned it down.

  39. finchy74 says: Feb 27, 2016 7:22 PM

    My God.. the psychological damage that all those years in Green Bay did to that man.

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