In February 2014 I pointed out that former NFL star Darren Sharper, who'd been accused of eleven druggings and seven rapes in four states, was also active in A Call to Men, an organization dedicated to preventing violence against women.
(Note the pink ribbon -- raising awareness of breast cancer -- on Sharper's lapel.)
The point of the post wasn't that it was surprising that a guy active in that organization would turn out to be guilty of sexual assault. It was that you should actually expect a sociopathic serial rapist to do something like that. What better cover for being a rapist than to pose as an advocate for women? It's not as if a sociopath is going to be bothered by his own hypocrisy.
It was a little like when Ted Bundy worked at that suicide prevention hotline.
Since then, Sharper has been convicted. (And it seems likely that the women who came forward represent only a fraction of the women Sharper assaulted.)
Yesterday, he was sentenced in California for the two druggings and two rapes he committed there.
What I found most striking about the AP article was what Sharper said to the judge in Louisiana when he was being sentenced there: that he "wanted to apologize a thousand times."
There's something peculiarly sociopathic about being so emphatic in one's phoniness.