(Scroll down for video) A football player was arrested, charged and convicted of rape after drugging and raping numerous women in his hotel room, prosecutors in California said.
39-year-old Darren Sharper entered into a plea deal just as his preliminary hearing was set to begin before Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor.
He is expected to be sentenced to 20 years in state prison under the terms of the negotiated settlement. Sharper pleaded to two counts of rape by use of drugs and four counts of furnishing a controlled substance.
Sharper met two women at a West Hollywood nightclub, and invited them to another party.
On the way, Sharper told them that he had to stop by his Los Angeles hotel room to pick something up and invited both women to join him.
While there, he gave each woman a drink and they both passed out. Jane Doe #1 woke up naked hours later with Sharper sexually assaulting her.
The second woman awoke and interrupted his actions. The two women then left the hotel. In a second incident, Sharper met two other women at the same West Hollywood nightclub and invited them to a party.
Stopping at his hotel, he invited both up to his room, offered them a drink shot, and each passed out. When they woke up hours later, one woman believed she’d been sexually assaulted.
Both women left his hotel and sought medical treatment.