06/15/2015 09:17 EDT | Updated 06/15/2016 01:12 EDT

Sharper, set for Louisiana court appearance, close to completing series of pleas in 4 states

NEW ORLEANS - Former New Orleans Saints player Darren Sharper appears close to completing a series of court pleas in four states that will see him serve nine years in prison on drug and sexual assault charges.Sharper is set for a Louisiana state court appearance Monday in New Orleans. He pleaded guilty in the federal courthouse in that city late last month. And he has pleaded guilty or no-contest to charges in California, Arizona and Nevada.Each case arose from allegations that the former NFL star drugged and sexually assaulted women. A plea deal involving the four states and the federal court was announced in March.