Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
ESPN is reporting that former NFL player Darren Sharper has pleaded guilty to sexual assault and attempted sexual assault in a plea deal with Arizona prosecutors. Sharper was immediately sentenced to nine years in prison.

The former safety is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting women in four states. On Monday, Sharper changed his plea in Phoenix via video-conferencing from Los Angeles. He was also scheduled to enter a new plea in person in L.A. court.

The Arizona and California cases, combined with others in Nevada and Louisiana, are likely to lead to a long prison sentence.

In each state, he's accused of drugging and sexually assaulting women when they were unconscious or otherwise unable to resist or consent.
Sharper played 14 season in the NFL with Green Bay, Minnesota, and New Orleans. He is a five-time pro-bowler and was apart of the Saints team that won Super Bowl XLIV in 2010.

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