YardBarker- According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, U.S District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo said at a Thursday hearing that the nine year sentence proposed by Sharper’s attorney varies too far from federal sentencing standards. The guidelines recommend that the former NFL cornerback should be jailed for 15 to 20 years. Milazzo said a nine year prison sentence for Sharper would be “inappropriate”, considering the circumstances.
“This court cannot accept this plea agreement,” she said to a standing Sharper, who wore an orange jumpsuit.
Sharper entered his plea on May 29 of last year. He had been accused of drugging and/or sexually assaulting nine women in Louisiana, Arizona, California, and Nevada over a five month span between August of 2013 and January of 2014.
As he was being led out of the courtroom Darren Sharper was quoted as saying, "what the hell does a serial rapist have to do to be granted some leniency around here!". Fine, you got me. He didn't say that, but he may as well have. Even introducing a plea bargain that would have him serve no more than a year in prison for each of the NINE times he RAPED someone shows that the dude is clearly off his rocker. Hmm, think his lengthy and successful career as a professional athlete has gone to his head? Thinking he could get his sentence reduced after intercepting and spiking women's drinks like they were footballs in half of the continental United States over a 5 month span? Someone get this dude checked out for CTE. No one with a functioning brain could possibly be that stupid.
Don't the courts have enough on their plate without having to worry about Darren Sharper's bum ass coming in and asking them nicely to reconsider? I think every time you put forth an unsuccessful plea or fail to get a retrial you should be sentenced to 5 more years in prison. At the very least that would shut up Darren Sharper long enough for Saints fans to forget that he helped win them a championship. Sorry Steven Avery, but I am a selfish man with an undying desire to disassociate a sexual assailant with the Super Bowl he allowed me to celebrate. You understand, right?