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."

Their altercation was caught on tape in the lobby of her apartment complex.

Farmer was a top 100 basketball prospect for schools such as Xavier, Ohio State, Dayton and Michigan State.

Judge Barker can reduce Farmer’s sentence when she reviews it in 180 days.

Also On Black America Web:

3 thoughts on “Top Basketball Recruit Collapses During Court Sentencing

  1. Nash Avi on said:

    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.

Add Your Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s