Ex-NFL star Darren Sharper gets 18 years in federal prison
Former NFL star Darren Sharper was sentenced Thursday to more than 18 years in prison for drugging women in order to rape them -- double the sentence recommended by prosecutors.
One of Sharper's victims -- the only one to speak at his sentencing hearing -- rebuffed his display of contrition.
"For the list of people you've done this to: Go to hell," she said. Her name was not given in court, and The Associated Press does not identify victims of sexual abuse by name.
The former New Orleans Saints safety, jailed since February 2014, apologized and appeared chastened by his fall from grace.
"I would like to apologize a thousand times," the 40-year-old Sharper said. Later, he said, looking down and sighing, "I'm still trying to figure out why I made some of these choices."....
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