Darren Sharper admitted to raping three women in New Orleans in 2013. He pleaded guilty to one count of simple rape and two counts of forcible rape on Monday morning.
Monday was the final in a series of court pleas spanning four states. He has pleaded guilty or no-contest to charges in California, Arizona and Nevada.
A judge agreed to a 20-year plea deal with credit for time served. However, following deals with prosecutors, he is expected to serve only nine years in prison if he complies with several conditions.
Sharper pleaded guilty to two counts of forcible rape in connection with 2013 assaults at his Warehouse District condo. He also pleaded guilty to a simple rape charge for an alleged incident at the Renaissance Hotel in August 2013.
Recently, Sharper pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiracy to distribute alprazolam, diazepam and zolpidem with intent to commit rape and two counts of distributing these substances with intent to commit rape.
In court documents filed during the guilty pleas, Sharper admitted that he and others distributed controlled substances to unsuspecting women and then had sexual relations with them while they were incapacitated. He also admitted that he conspired with others in committing the offenses.