Since his career in the NFL ended, former New Orleans Saints safety Darren Sharper has been accused of raping multiple women in multiple states. Earlier this year, U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo denied an agreement that would have sent Sharper to prison for a maximum on nine years.
Thursday, he received his federal prison sentence.
Sharper was sentenced to 18 years in federal prison, just 15 months short of the maximum sentence.
During his final sentencing trial, Sharper claimed he had apologized to the victims “1,000 times,” but not even that was enough to keep him from feeling the swift hand of justice.
“They didn’t deserve anything being a part of my heinous decisions,” he cried. “I still don’t know why I lived my life right for 38 years, and then I took this path.”
No matter who you are, you can live your life above the law.