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Former NFL safety Darren Sharper, center, with his attorneys, Lisa Wayne, left, and Leonard Levine, right, appear in Los Angeles Superior Court.

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Darren Sharper has been removed from the William & Mary Athletics Hall of Fame.

Last month, Sharper agreed to plead guilty or no congtest to raping or attempting to rape nine women in four states.

"In light of Darren's recent guilty plea, we decided his removal was the right course of action," William & Mary Athletic Director Terry Driscoll said in a statement on athletic website.

Sharper was a three-time All-Yankee conference, two time Division I-AA All-America and one time conference defensive player of the year.

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