Sexual Assault

Ex-NFL star, W&M alum, Darren Sharper sentenced to 20 years for raping women

Ex-NFL star, W&M alum, Darren Sharper sentenced to 20 years for raping women

Former NFL star Darren Sharper was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison for drugging and raping two women in Los Angeles, capping a case in which the athlete was accused of attacking more than a dozen women across the country.

Sharper was sentenced as part of a plea deal he reached last year — a “global resolution” that his attorneys said helped resolve sexual assault cases filed against him in multiple states.

“I can only imagine myself lying there like a vegetable while he took advantage of my body...

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