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Former NFL Player Darren Sharper Reaches Plea Deal On Rape Charges In Two Cities

Sharper has reached plea deals in cases filed in Los Angeles and New Orleans. Earlier today, prosecutors in Las Vegas filed rape charges against Sharper.

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Earlier today, it was reported that Sharper has been charged with rape in Las Vegas.

Sharper, who has been in jail since January 2014, is accused of drugging and then raping women in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New Orleans, and Tempe, Arizona.

The alleged drugging and rapes in the four states took place over the course of less than five months, according to the charges against Sharper.

In 2011, Sharper was accused of raping two women in Miami, but the case was dropped, citing a lack of evidence.

His preliminary hearing in Los Angeles was scheduled for Friday.

Sharper was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in 1997. He played for the Saints on their 2009 Super Bowl winning team, and retired shortly after due to injuries.

He was working as an analyst for NFL Network at the time of his initial arrest.

Lindsey Adler is a sports reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Lindsey Adler at lindsey.adler@buzzfeed.com.

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