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Darren Sharper's sentencing in his federal sexual assault case delayed

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Former New Orleans Saints player Darren Sharper has had his sentencing in his federal sexual assault case delayed.

According to the Times-Picayune, the former safety had his sentencing reset for October 1 by U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo from the request of probation officer Marilyn Brasset. This probation is a 45-day extension on the original sentencing date of August 20.

Brasset is still waiting for reports on the rape cases from California, Arizona and Nevada. These are all places where Sharper has entered pleas to sexual assault involving six more women.


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Sharper was first arrested in Los Angeles on rape charges in January 2014. This was followed by allegations of drug-related rapes in other states.

The six-time All-Pro and five-time Pro Bowler pleaded guilty in March to rape charges in Arizona and Nevada, and he entered no contest pleas to rape charges in Los Angeles.

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So far, he has only been sentenced in Nevada. The federal delay will put all other sentencing on hold for the time being.

Sharper's deal with prosecutors in Nevada, Arizona, California and Louisiana will see Sharper spend a total of ten years behind bars on charges in all jurisdictions. He will be serving the majority of that time in a federal prison.

During his time in the NFL, Sharper played for the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, and the New Orleans Saints. He was part of the Saints team that won the Super Bowl in the 2009 season.

He was also part of the NFL 2000s All-Decade team. Sharper racked up 942 tackles, 7.5 quarterback sacks, 63 interceptions, and 11 interceptions for a touchdown during his NFL career.

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