Darren Sharper gets 18 years in prison for rape and drug charges

AP

Former NFL safety Darren Sharper’s going away for a long time.

According to the Associated Press, Sharper was sentenced this morning to 18 years in prison for drugging and raping as many as 16 women.

Sharper had pleaded guilty or no contests to the charges across four states, but in federal court in New Orleans this morning, Judge Jane Triche Milazzo sentenced him to the lengthy stay.

Prosecutors had asked for a 9-year term as part of a plea deal across the states of Louisiana, California, Nevada and Arizona. But the judge doubled that for the former Packers, Vikings and Saints safety.