USA Today has reported that serial rapist and former NFL superstar Darren Sharper, 41, will spend the next 18 years in prison. U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzotold Sharper that she couldn’t understand why he became a rapist. She referred to his quality education, successful career and his loving and supportive family.

Judge Milazzo previously rejected the prosecutor’s request for Sharper to serve nine years. Milazzo wasn’t hearing it. She said nine years was too light. She wanted Sharper’s sentence to match his crimes. He admitted to raping at least 16 women in Louisiana, Arizona, California, and Nevada.

Moreover, he has already spent two years behind bars.

Sharper used date rape drugs before raping his victims

Sharper’s M.O. was to drug his victims and then Rape them when they became incapacitated. Two other men have confessed to helping Sharper use drugs with intent to rape. Former police officer Brandon Licciardi and Eric Nunez will also spend time in prison for their participationThe Green Bay Packers selected Sharper from the College of William and Mary during the second round of the 1997 draft. He played in the NFL for 14 seasons and retired in 2011. After retiring, the charismatic Sharper became a television sports analyst. He even landed a dream job on the NFL Network until the network terminated him after learning of his crimes.

Sharper terrorized receivers and played in two Super Bowls

The former defensive back spent his career with the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints. Sharper also played in two Super Bowls. He lost one to the Denver Broncos, but did win a ring while playing for the Saints. He is also a hall of fame candidate.

Although NFL writers aren’t supposed to acknowledge off-the-field issues, it’s unlikely that writers or fans will want to see his bust in Canton, Ohio anytime soon. The College of William and Mary have since removed Sharper from their hall of fame.

Sharper was a great NFL player — he had charisma, wealth, and a great position working for the NFL Network.

He led a charmed life. Sadly, it wasn’t enough. Instead of analyzing NFL games from a comfortable studio with other former players, Sharper will be lucky to play in a prison fantasy league.

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