Darren Sharper tried to make a plea deal with a judge. However, his attempt did not go as planned. The Times-Picayune reported a federal judge rejected the ex-New Orleans Saints plea deal to reduce his sentence for multiple rape charges.
Back in May, Sharper plead guilty to drugging and raping nine women between August 2013 and January of 2014. At the time, he struck a deal that would have reduced his prison sentence to 10 years.
However, at a hearing last Thursday, U.S District Judge Jane Triche Millazzo said that sentence was way to far off from the usual sentence for a crime of that nature.
Typically, a crime of that nature would result in a sentence of 15-20 years according to federal guidelines.
Milazzo stated that if Sharper does not withdraw his guilty plea she might enforce a harsher sentence. She did this after pointing to a report that Sharper could have actually raped up to 16 women dating back to January of 2010.
Kyle Schonekas, Sharper’s attorney, said that Sharper may consider withdrawing his guilty plea. If he is going to do it, he has to be before his March 3rd hearing.
Sharper ended his potential Hall of Fame career in 2010 after winning the Super Bowl with the Saints in 2009. During his career, Sharper also racked up five Pro Bowl appearances.
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