NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Once a football hero celebrated in New Orleans for his role in the Saints' Super Bowl season, Darren Sharper is returning to the city in disgrace to complete plea deals on charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted women.
He has resolved similar charges with pleas in Las Vegas and Arizona and a no-contest plea in Los Angeles under a multijurisdictional plea deal announced last month.
His first appearance on federal charges in New Orleans is set for Monday afternoon. A Tuesday hearing is set in state court.
However, it is unclear whether he will enter his final pleas on those days.
Locked up since early last year, he will serve at least another nine years in prison. Convictions at trial could have meant life in prison.