Sharper moved to Louisiana jail

Associated Press
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Former NFL safety Darren Sharper during a court appearance in Los Angeles in February 2014.

NEW ORLEANS -- Former New Orleans Saints safety Darren Sharper is back in Louisiana to enter pleas next week in state and federal sex assault cases.

According to online jail records, Sharper was moved to the St. Tammany Parish jail on Wednesday.

Sharper is due Monday in New Orleans' federal court, where he's charged with giving drugs to women with the intention of raping them.

He's scheduled to appear Tuesday in Orleans Parish Criminal District Court, where he's charged with three counts of aggravated rape.

Sharper, 39, has pleaded guilty to charges in Las Vegas and Arizona, and no-contest in Los Angeles. The pleas are part of a four-state deal prosecutors say will put him in prison for about nine years.

Sharper had a 14-year NFL career that included a Super Bowl victory with the Saints. He began his NFL career with the Green Bay Packers, for whom he played from 1997 to 2004.

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