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Darren Sharper reaches new plea deal

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After a judge rejected a plea bargain that would have put former NFL safety Darren Sharper behind bars for nine years for drugging and raping nine women in four different states, Sharper and prosecutors have struck a new deal.

Via Brent Schrotenboer of USA Today, the terms of the revised agreement weren’t disclosed. Obviously, it calls for more than nine years. The new agreement also surely requires Sharper to cooperate in the prosecution of two co-defendants, since the last agreement contained that term.

A hearing will be held March 17 on the new agreement, with trial for co-defendants Brandon Licciardi and Erik Nunez due to begin May 16. The judge could still reject the new deal, in the same way the judge rejected the prior deal.

Sharper played for the Packers, Vikings, and Saints. He allegedly committed rapes in California, Nevada, Arizona, and Louisiana following his retirement; at the time of some of the incidents, however, he was working for the league as an analyst on NFL Network.

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27 Responses to “Darren Sharper reaches new plea deal”
  1. chawk12thman says: Mar 2, 2016 9:31 PM

    Can we all agree that Darren Sharper is much worse than Tom Brady? In fact, I think that many of you would even go so far as saying he is a worse person than Rodger Goodell.

    Seriously, 9 years for what he did……Thankfully, a Judge said “no way” and made them go back to the drawing board. I hope the deal is for 15 years to serve, minimum.

  2. codythao35 says: Mar 2, 2016 9:39 PM

    Who drafted this guy? Once a Packers will always be one. WI is a terrible state to begin with. Once you put in that awful green n cheese, you can’t turn back to black or white.

  3. tjacks7 says: Mar 2, 2016 9:40 PM

    How a serial rapist could only get anything other than life in prison shows there’s a giant flaw in the legal system.

  4. cdace13 says: Mar 2, 2016 9:42 PM

    Was a joke that he was only getting 9 years to begin with after reading what he did!!

  5. codythao35 says: Mar 2, 2016 9:43 PM

    Terrible WI state made you the way you are. You should file law suit against WI.

  6. whatjusthapped says: Mar 2, 2016 9:59 PM

    20 years for the rapes, another 5 years for signing with the Vikings. That seems fair.

  7. wtfru2 says: Mar 2, 2016 10:20 PM

    Rape? Leave the sleeze bag in prison forever!

  8. davefromtheburgh says: Mar 2, 2016 10:22 PM

    This whole episode is sorry and sad. Feel very sorry for the victims and sorry also that Darren Sharper wasn’t the person I thought he was.

  9. h0metownzero says: Mar 2, 2016 10:34 PM

    What is it with these Viking players?

  10. hlna55 says: Mar 2, 2016 10:46 PM

    Allegedly?????? At what point is it no longer alleged he did this when he’s cutting deals for a reduced sentence. Time to stop protecting the guilty.

  11. charger383 says: Mar 2, 2016 11:26 PM

    only plea deal he should get is a choice of Alternating or Direct Current

  12. brianav036 says: Mar 2, 2016 11:50 PM

    The guy struck a plea deal. You can take allegedly out of the article.

  13. kevingreene160sacknoHOFclub says: Mar 3, 2016 12:06 AM

    Everyone knows you don’t “rehabilitate” a serial rapist. Nine years is a joke.

    The NFL allowing Sharper’s HOF eligibility makes a mockery of their own image rehab concerning violence against women.

  14. jnovacek says: Mar 3, 2016 12:10 AM

    Why still allegedly?

  15. jason9696 says: Mar 3, 2016 12:51 AM

    He should never see the light of day again. Which probably isn’t going to be the case here, unfortunately.

  16. bornahawker says: Mar 3, 2016 12:56 AM

    This dude is going to bury the help and get freedom again in 11 years. Wow, not bad DSharp, you cheese lover you…..

  17. delhommed says: Mar 3, 2016 7:47 AM

    Why did you use “however ” in the last (runon) sentence?

  18. atthemurph says: Mar 3, 2016 8:31 AM

    I was hoping his plea deal included the voluntary ending of his disgusting life.

  19. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Mar 3, 2016 10:25 AM

    Steve and Brendan will welcome him.

  20. joetoronto says: Mar 3, 2016 12:03 PM

    Live cremation sounds about right to me.

  21. contra74 says: Mar 3, 2016 12:10 PM

    What a shame.

    You can take the player out of Green Bay.

    But you can’t take the Green Bay out of the player.

  22. vikings1234 says: Mar 3, 2016 3:26 PM

    I think they should fry him and use what’s left to fill pot holes.

  23. filthymcnasty3 says: Mar 3, 2016 4:41 PM

    Sharper was a model citizen in Green Bay, but then his life took a terrible turn when he descended into the degenerate abyss known as MN. He’s never been the same.

  24. guessthenguessagain says: Mar 4, 2016 1:15 AM

    filthymcnasty3 says:
    Mar 3, 2016 4:41 PM
    Sharper was a model citizen in Green Bay, but then his life took a terrible turn….

    Well, yeah! Green Bay ain’t exactly the dating capitol of the world, not even on Still single, eh Filthy?

  25. minneanderthals says: Mar 4, 2016 5:48 AM

    When you sign up to play for the purple and yellow, you’re going to rape women or beat defenseless children, all while getting cheers from the locals.


  26. breadmeatcheese says: Mar 4, 2016 6:29 PM

    ^^So Did Peyton Manning play in purple and yellow too?

  27. cjonesaf says: Mar 5, 2016 3:04 PM

    That’s great…ok, can we talk about football now?

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