Ex-Saints safety Darren Sharper has struck plea deals in two of the cities — New Orleans and L.A. where he’s been charged with drugging and raping women according to the New Orleans Advocate.
The Los Angeles plea deal was confirmed while Sharper was in a state court Friday. Meanwhile, the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office confirmed it had also come to terms on a deal with Sharper.
Sharper also has charges pending in Las Vegas and Arizona. The resolution of the charges in New Orleans and Los Angeles appears to be part of a global deal to wrap up all of the cases against Sharper.
Authorities in Los Angeles said there would be no comment from any parties in the case there until Monday, when the pleas are expected to be officially filed.
“An agreement has been reached with Darren Sharper and his lawyers to resolve his state charges in Louisiana,” said Chris Bowman, a spokesman for Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro.
The news of the deal came shortly after the filing of rape charges against Sharper in Las Vegas on Friday. Sharper has been jailed in Los Angeles since a Jan. 17, 2014, arrest.