Ex-New Orleans Saint Darren Sharper Pleads Guilty In Sexual Assault Case
After allegations of drugging and assaulting women in multiple states, the former New Orleans Saints defensive back Darren Sharper has pleaded guilty to the charges against him.
The judge asked Sharper, "Are you pleading guilty because you are in fact guilty?" to which the ex-Saint simply replied "Yes ma'am."
The judge has yet to decide whether to accept the deal or not. In exchange for the plea deal, if accepted, Sharper has agreed to help investigators look into other possible defendants. The plea deal also includes that Sharpers sentence would max out at nine years in prison versus the twenty years that are carried by his charges.
August 20th will be the next hearing in the case.
Darren Sharper is a five time NFL Pro Bowl selection and was a key member of the 2009 New Orleans Saints who went on to win Super Bowl 44.