Here’s an incredibly sad story out of Ohio, where top college basketball recruit Tony Farmer will have to put his dreams on hold after getting a 3-year prison sentence handed to him earlier this week.
The 18-year-old senior at Garfield Heights High School was pleaded guilty to kidnapping, felonious assault, and various other crimes.
The power forward was hoping to get off with just probation after teachers, coaches, and members of his family had testified on his behalf.
When the judge announced that he would be headed to the big house, he collapsed into the arms of a sheriff’s deputy.
Granted, the judge announced several sentences and Farmer thought he would have to serve them all separately, which would have resulted in him spending over 7 years in prison. As it turned out, the judge ended her sentencing by saying that the terms could be served concurrently, thus resulting in Tony Farmer spending the next three years in prison.
Still, it’s an incredibly sad story. Unless Barker reduces Farmer’s prison sentence when she reviews it in six months, he can probably forget about playing college hoops.
Check it out below.
- VIDEO: Top recruit collapses in court (abc15.com)
- Basketball recruit Tony Farmer collapses when receiving 3-year prison sentence (thegrio.com)
- Top college prospect collapses after getting jail sentence (fox6now.com)