Sharper negotiates plea deal with feds


Federal court papers state that former NFL star Darren Sharper has renewed plea negotiations with federal prosecutors and is preparing a trial defense — which could indicate that his plea agreement in a drug and sexual assault case is off.

Wednesday’s motions, filed jointly by prosecutors and Sharper’s lawyers, seek a delay in a March 7 federal trial date originally set not for Sharper but for his two co-defendants: Brandon Licciardi and Eric Nunez.

Attorneys on all sides declined comment.

Sharper had pleaded guilty as part of a deal involving charges in four states, but a federal judge deferred acceptance of the deal last year.