Darren Sharper Sentenced: Former Saints Safety Gets 20 Years in Prison
The player that perhaps thrived most under Gregg Williams during the Saints run to the Super Bowl in 2009 was free safety Darren Sharper.
Sharper, who spent the final two years of his 14 year NFL career in New Orleans, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison, but under terms yielding about half that time in actual custody.
The ruling from a judge in Los Angeles stems from two rape charges as well as a pair of charges that he drugged two other women.
Today’s sentencing marks the end of prosecutions in four states, the others being Louisiana, Nevada, and Arizona.