After more than a dozen women in four states spoke out against Sharper, the five-time Pro Bowler learned his fate Tuesday in a Los Angeles county courtroom. Judge Michael Pastor officially sentenced him to 20 years in prison for the drugging and rape of two women in Los Angeles in October 2013. Sharper was sentenced in Arizona, Nevada, and Louisiana as well, being ordered to serve over 18 years by a judge in Louisiana.
By pleading guilty or no contest last year, Sharper’s deal with prosecutors allows him to serve 50% of his sentence, minus time that he has already served. He will also be parole eligible, allowing him to be release even sooner. By preventing the case from going to trial, Sharper avoided receiving a maximum deal of 30 years.
Sharper, 41, retired from the NFL in 2011, after spending 14 seasons with the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, and New Orleans Saints, where he won a Super Bowl.