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NFL star sentenced to 18 years for rape

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>> Hold on one second.>> Former NFL star, Darren Sharper sentenced to 18 years in federal prison, Thursday, in a case stemming from accusations that he drugged and raped as many as 16 women in four states. Sharper's 14-year career in the NFL included stints with the Green Bay Packers, and the Minnesota Vikings.
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He retired from the NFL in 2011 after helping lead the New Orleans Saints to a Super Bowl Championship. He was working as a TV analyst when women began to allege that they had blacked out while drinking with him and woke up to find they had been sexually abused.
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Sharper in 2015, pleaded guilty in a federal court in Louisiana to drugging and raping three women. He also pleaded guilty to rape or attempted rape of nine women in Arizona, California and Nevada. Earlier, the judge in the case rejected a proposed plea deal, calling it too lenient, given the seriousness of all the allegations against him.