Convicted Rapist Darren Sharper Nominated to Pro Football Hall of Fame
Former New Orleans Saints safety Darren Sharper, who is now a convicted serial rapist and was sentenced to 18 years in federal prison for multiple rapes in multiple cities, has the public in outrage for a different reason this time.
Darren Sharper was included on this year’s list of Pro Football Hall of Fame nominees and it rubbed people the wrong way. While there is no character clause to be inducted into the hall of fame, it has many on social media vowing to boycott the NFL if he is put in Canton, Ohio.
The 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame class was announced Sunday evening and the nominees were released on Thursday:
Pro Football HOF list of nominees for this year: pic.twitter.com/lEnhwSfkAj
— Jason Cole (@JasonColeBR) September 15, 2016
“This is not a character flaw, however. This is something even Sharper described at his sentencing as `heinous,'” Sporting News columnist Mike DeCourcy wrote after the nominees were released Thursday. “This is not someone who was mean to reporters or undermined his teammates or got in one too many bar fights. This is someone who has acknowledged he drugged women — notice the plural there — for the purpose of forcing himself on them while they were incapacitated.”
California and Nevada also have a date with Sharper for the sexual assaults he committed in those states.