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Former NFL star and television analyst Darren Sharper has been facing mounting rape charges ever since turning himself over to authorities back in February 2014. Although Sharper has been accused of at least eight cases of rape,  he has arranged a deal in where he will plead guilty to charges in four different states.

TMZ broke the report of Sharper’s recent legal developments early Friday (Mar. 20) afternoon, ending months of speculation of whether or not the six-time all-pro and Super Bowl XLIV champion would make any public statements. It appears that Sharper will be giving up some information about the cases, and the announcement could come as soon as next week according to the New Orleans District Attorney.

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D.A. Leon Cannizzaro announced that Sharper will begin entering guilty pleas for rape allegations in Louisiana, Arizona, California, and Nevada … possibly as soon as Monday. Sharper has been sitting in Los Angeles County jail since February 2014.

Sharper is also facing federal charges in the New Orleans case … stemming from his alleged distribution of drugs with the intent to rape between 2010 and 2014. |

Cannizzaro said Sharper is expected to be transferred to Louisiana within the next 30 days to enter the guilty plea.

The D.A. offered no details about terms of the plea deal in regard to sentencing.

Last year, Hip-Hop Wired took a deeper look at Sharper’s accusations. He has been jailed since Feb. 27 of last year.

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