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Darren Sharper

Darren Mallory Sharper (born November 3, 1975 in Richmond, Virginia) is a retired American football safety of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the second round of the 1997 NFL Draft. He played college football at William & Mary. Sharper is a five-time Pro Bowl selection, and was named to the NFL's 2000s All-Decade Team. He has also played for the Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints. He is the younger brother of former NFL linebacker Jamie Sharper. Sharper attended Hermitage High School in Richmond, Virginia, graduating in 1993. Sharper played college football at William & Mary, where he was a teammate of current Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and former Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator and current Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott. In high school Sharper had primarily played quarterback, and he wanted to be a quarterback at William & Mary as well, until his college coach, Jimmye Laycock, told Sharper that he had the potential to make the NFL as a defensive back. During his career he earned All-America honors twice and was named first-Team All-Yankee Conference three times. As a senior he was the

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Darren Sharper -- 86'd From College Hall of Fame ... Over Rape Conviction

Darren Sharper
86'd From College Hall of Fame ... Over Rape Conviction

Darren Sharper has been KICKED OUT of his college Hall of Fame -- with officials at the College of William & Mary telling us they refuse to continue to honor a convicted rapist.  Sharper… READ MORE >

Darren Sharper -- Locked Up In New Orleans ... Preps for Guilty Plea

Darren Sharper
Locked Up In New Orleans Preps for Guilty Plea

Darren Sharper has touched down in New Orleans ... where prosecutors say he's expected to plead guilty to multiple counts of rape next week.  Sharper had been locked up in L.A. for more than… READ MORE >

- 33 days ago
Darren Sharper -- College Teammate Outraged ... Boot Him from Our Hall of Fame!

Darren Sharper
College Teammate Outraged Boot Him from Our HOF

One of Darren Sharper's ex-college teammates is "appalled" that his alma mater William & Mary has NOT removed him from the school's hall of fame after Sharper's rape conviction ... and he's… READ MORE >

- 34 days ago
Darren Sharper -- Hall of Famers Rally Against Him ... 'He Isn't Getting In'

Darren Sharper
Hall of Famers Rally Against Him 'He Isn't Getting In'

Several NFL Hall of Famers tell TMZ Sports ... they are united AGAINST the possibility of Darren Sharper joining their elite group ... with one star putting it bluntly, "He isn't getting in." As… READ MORE >

- 41 days ago
Darren Sharper -- Eligible For HOF ... Despite Rape Conviction

Darren Sharper
Eligible For Hall Of Fame... Despite Rape Conviction

Despite the fact he'll be locked up for the next 9 years, convicted rapist Darren Sharper is still eligible to be elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame -- and based on his numbers alone,… READ MORE >

- 42 days ago
Darren Sharper -- He'll Serve 9 Years NOT 20 for Louisiana Rapes

Darren Sharper
He'll Serve 9 Years ... NOT 20 For Louisiana Rapes

Darren Sharper will be sentenced to 20 years in Louisiana for raping 3 women, but he will only serve 9 of those years behind bars ... TMZ Sports has learned.  Media reports saying Sharper… READ MORE >

- 43 days ago
Darren Sharper --  9 Years in Prison total for ALL Rapes

Darren Sharper
9 Years in Prison For ALL Rapes

// Darren Sharper just pled no contest to 2 rapes and 4 druggings in California, and he'll only have to serve 9 years ... and now we know Sharper will be a free man again in March 2024. L.A.… READ MORE >

- 43 days ago
Darren Sharper -- 'He's Disgusting, Beyond Repulsive' ... Says Ex-NFL Teammate

Darren Sharper
'He's Disgusting, Beyond Repulsive' ... Says Ex-NFL Teammate

One of Darren Sharper's former New Orleans Saints teammates is FURIOUS over his 9 year prison sentence -- claiming Sharper is "beyond repulsive" and says the punishment is "way too short." We… READ MORE >

- 43 days ago
Darren Sharper -- Stunning Plea Deal in Nevada -- 8 Years Max

Darren Sharper
Stunning Plea Deal in Nevada 8 Years MAX

Darren Sharper will serve a maximum of 8 years in prison for allegedly attempting to sexually assault 2 girls in Nevada ... and it's especially amazing because he could have gotten a life… READ MORE >

- 43 days ago
Darren Sharper -- Gets 9 Years in AZ Rape Case

Darren Sharper
Gets 9 Years In AZ Rape Case

Darren Sharper pled guilty to 2 counts of sexual assault in Arizona -- one of four states where he faces rape charges -- and was sentenced to 9 years in prison. The ex-NFL star was in L.A. to… READ MORE >

- 43 days ago

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