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Darren Sharper plea deal on state rape charges postponed until federal case resolved

April 7, 2015 3:09 PM
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Former Saints safety Darren Sharper's expected guilty plea to three New Orleans rape charges was delayed Tuesday (April 7) after a state judge ruled that the former football star's federal drug charges must be adjudicated first.

The ruling by Orleans Parish Criminal District Court Judge Karen Herman threw a temporary wrench into what had appeared to be a well-oiled, multi-jurisdictional plea agreement to resolve Sharper's date rape cases in four states. Sharper already entered pleas of no contest or guilty in the past two w...

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