Darren Sharper taken out of William & Mary's Hall of Fame

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- William & Mary has removed former Tribe and NFL safety Darren Sharper from the school's Hall of Fame.

Athletic director Terry Driscoll said the move was made after Sharper's recent guilty plea on one of numerous rape charges he faces.

The former safety for the Tribe was enshrined in 2008. He ended a 14-year NFL career in 2011.

Sharper was working as an NFL Network analyst when women began telling police in several cities similar stories of blacking out while drinking with him and waking up groggy to find they had been sexually abused.

He eventually pleaded guilty or no contest to raping or attempting to rape nine women in four states.

William & Mary says he shared space on a plaque with other members of his Hall class.