Darren Sharper Still Eligible for NFL Hall of Fame Despite Rape Charges

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Darren Sharper may be renowned as one of the best safeties to ever step foot into the NFL, but apparently, he’s also one of the sickest. Due to his sociopathic string of rapes in 2013 and 2014, the six-time All-Pro will be spending the next nine years in prison—a sentence waaaay too light, might I add.

ESPN reports:

Former NFL star Darren Sharper pleaded no contest Monday to drugging and raping two women in Los Angeles as part of a broader plea deal in four states [California, Arizona, Louisiana and Nevada] that will send him to federal prison for nine years.

Sharper, 39, acknowledged the crimes in Los Angeles Superior Court after pleading guilty by video link to sexual assault in Arizona.

Sharper wearing a striped, light blue suit, said he was entering the plea because it was in his best interest. He had faced up to 33 years in prison if convicted of all counts against him in California.

The former all-pro safety who won a Super Bowl with the New Orleans Saints admitted he had drugged and raped two women he met at a West Hollywood bar in 2013 and 2014.

Despite the chargers, this sicko will still be eligible for induction into the NFL Hall of Fame as early as 2016. According to TMZ, Executive V.P. of the Selection Process for the Pro Football HOF, Joe Horrigan, explained that there’s nothing in the guidelines stating that a convicted felon can’t be enshrined in the hall at Canton, OH.

As long as the player has been retired for at least five years, and has made one or more All-Pro teams, he’s eligible. Horrigan added that it’s possible that voters will take Sharper’s rape history into account when making their decision, but they’re not supposed to.

SMH! Let’s hope those rules change. Soon.


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