Ex-NFL star Darren Sharper pleads guilty to sexual assault: AP

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Posted: Mar 23, 2015 1:10 PM

(Reuters) - Former professional football star Darren Sharper, accused of drugging and raping two women in California and under investigation on sex crime allegations elsewhere, pleaded guilty to sexual assault and attempted sexual assault charges, the Associated Press reported on Monday.

Sharper, a former defensive back for the New Orleans Saints and other teams, was sentenced to nine years in prison after pleading guilty in deal with prosecutors, the AP reported.

(Writing by Cynthia Johnston; Editing by Bill Trott)