Tony Farmer image by Lynn Ischay, The Plain Dealer
One of the Nations top High School Basketball recruits Collapsed in court during as his jail sentence is read.
The 18-year-old Tony Farmer, who would have been a senior this fall and ranked as one of the top 100 high school basketball players in the nation, was hoping for probation.
Instead, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Pamela Barker sent him away for a total of three years for kidnapping, felonious assault and other crimes.
According to 5 News:
“An Ohio high school basketball star Tony Farmer, collapsed in court Tuesday after receiving a three-year prison sentence. You can hear 18-year-old Tony Farmer question his lawyer in disbelief as the judge read the verdict, which sounded like he would spend several years in prison. Then, his knees buckled and he collapsed. He remained on the ground briefly before being pulled to his feet by a sheriff’s deputy. Farmer is accused of kidnapping, assaulting and threatening his ex-girlfriend, Andrea Lane, last April. Farmer, who is 6’7″, was ranked among the top 100 high school players in the country and was being recruited by several major colleges.”