LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — Former NFL star Darren Sharper has pleaded no contest in a Los Angeles court to charges of drugging and raping two women.
The pleas Monday are part of an agreement with prosecutors to resolve cases against the former all-pro player in four states.
Earlier in the day he pleaded guilty by video to sexual assault and attempted sexual assault in Arizona and was immediately sentenced to nine years in prison.
Sharper, 39, was accused in each state of slipping drugs in the drinks of women and sexually abusing them while they were unconscious or unable to resist or consent.
Sharper played 14 seasons in the NFL and won a Super Bowl with the Saints during the 2009 season. He retired from the NFL following the 2010 season.
According to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, Sharper could face a sentence of up to 20 years in state prison under the terms of a negotiated settlement in the West Hollywood case.
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