High School Basketball Star (Tony Farmer) Collapses In Court After Being Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison!
Published on August 22, 2012
One of the nation's top basketball recruits collapsed in an Ohio courtroom Tuesday after finding out he'd be heading to prison instead of back to the basketball court. FOX 8 cameras were rolling for the emotional pleas for mercy, including words offered by the victim. Tony Farmer was a standout at Garfield Heights and considered a superstar in the making, one of the country's top 100 recruits. Major colleges came knocking on his door when he was in the 10th grade. Farmer fell to the court floor when a Cuyahoga County judge sentenced him to three years in prison for assaulting his ex-girlfriend, Andrea Lane. There is video of Farmer assaulting Lane, dragging her by the hair and striking her as she cowered in a corner at a Bedford Heights apartment building. Despite what she went through, Lane told the court that Farmer does not belong in prison. His coach, Sonny Johnson, spoke for Farmer, as well. In addition to the prison sentence, Farmer also got probation. Judge Barker said he can apply for early release after serving 180 days.