Top Basketball Recruit Collapses During Court Sentencing

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  • A top Ohio basketball recruit collapsed in court after receiving a three-year prison sentence.

    Garfield Heights High School senior Tony Farmer was ordered to serve three years in prison after pleading guilty to kidnapping, felonious assault, and other crimes against his ex-girlfriend last April. Farmer attacked her after she refused to reconcile their relationship.

    As Judge Pamela Barker read the verdict, the 6-foot-7 recruit collapsed into the arms of a sheriff’s deputy and fell to the ground sobbing.

    Watch video below.

    Farmer was hoping to receive probation after teachers, coaches, family and friends offered testimony on his behalf. Even the victim, Andrea Lane pleaded with the judge to not put him in prison.

    “I know he was a good person," Lane told local reporters. "I hope he still is."

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    3 thoughts on “Top Basketball Recruit Collapses During Court Sentencing

    1. Good for his ass, he should have gotten 23 years!
      I’m aware of the violent acts that guy committed that aren’t mentioned in this syndicated story and the three years (possibly less after 180 days) is a slap on the wrist. Who cares how good people say he is or his ability to be a superstar athlete? I don’t!
      People, you can’t go around doing what you please and believe you won’t be held accountable. Black America needs to stop condoning a culture of violence, stupidity and many other unacceptable behaviors such as unwed pregnancies. Also shame the men who are hanging around not working and doing nothing but causing trouble!
      The people in that community (not just black citizens) should demand a harsher punishment and hold a press conference stating that we won’t allow such unacceptable behaviors in our community anymore and we’re starting here!

      Be well people.

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