Wednesday, August 22, 2012

High school star Tony Farmer faints in court after getting three year sentence

Tony Farmer— the highly-recruited high school basketball star had his anticipated high-flying college career come crashing down to the ground on Tuesday.

Farmer, from Garfield Heights, Ohio was sentenced to three years in prison for kidnapping and assault of his ex-girlfriend Andrea Lane.

The 18-year old basketball star looked shocked when his sentence was announced by the judge before he turned to his attorney and collapsed to the floor after fainting.

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Farmer, a 6-foot-6 forward, was ranked as one of the top-100 high school players in the class of 2013 and was being courted by the likes of Dayton, Xavier, Ohio State, Michigan State, Iowa, West Virginia and Illinois.



His sentence will be reviewed after 180 days and the schools will have to wait and see how the case plays out, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

The incident took place last April in the lobby and parking lot of Farmer's apartment complex.  It was caught on a building security camera.  Farmer also reportedly threatened Lane via text messages.

48 comments:

  1. Thats what he gets, just another thug!!! cant handle success!! he would of commited a crime in college, then he would of been a thug in the Pros!! he just saved alot of scouts and colleges alot of time.. no loss!!!

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    1. your life sucks hunh? lol!!! yea lock em all up all those talented thugs..lol bet your ass watched NBA this year..lock em up!!! fuckin idiot..now damn what happens when its reviewed and he gets a lesser sentence..and hell makes it PRO!! on your favorite team and avg. 34 pt per gm..shid youll buy the jersey or your girl will>>lol

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    2. nice world you live in. talented? this world needs more "talented" people - after all it's really just about them (and those who feed off them). Damn the people who are trampled underfoot to "give me what is mine" - because after all, i'm talented. Responsibility, accountability, respect and consideration.....seems those have all fallen out of favor these days.

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    3. wow anthor tuff guy thug beatn up on a women.gotta love the way the little sissy started to cry when he got sentenced now thats funny.people like this should be banned from sports if this is how there gonna act and never make a dime playing.if so maybe these dumb thugs might understand how to act like a human being

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    1. you took the words right out of my mouth. what do these idots think when they are caught, put on trial, and found guilty. they think they are going to found not guilty.

      you do the crime you do the time - that saying has been around for some time now. it means what it says

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    2. his lawyer aint shit .he at least could have helped the cop catch him.lol must be a public defender.

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    3. Cry like a bitch when they shove something up your ass in the poky! You'll get exactly what you have coming to you. No really does mean no. I hope you stay stupid and stay right there in prison. If you get out, go back and take a (black or mexican) friend with you. It's nice when we get to see justice. Rare tough it is...

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    4. what makes you think that his friend is black or mexican? Just as many whites in prison.

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  3. That was a harsh punishment for a first time offender who has his whole life ahead of him. what he did was wrong and i dont condone it, but he should at least got probation

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    1. This is a very sad story to read about. however, this young man knew and understood all eyes were on him, I mean colleges, media, family, friends and his number one enemy (pride). I'm sorry this happened but I am also concern about the young lady he violated. allow me to close with this thought to you. "You can't make her love you but you must STOP yourself from stocking her. You are the Boss of your behavior! E.Jackson

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    2. LOL. He got what he deserved. He's just another idiot. Probation would be a slap on the wrist.

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    3. Probation for kidnapping and assault? Demetrick, YOU'SE IS ONE DUMB NIG...... ('you'se' is used so you understand what I'm saying....).

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    4. demetrick,
      lets put you in his place and see if you still have the same opinion...

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      have the kidnapping & assault on someone very very close to you let's say your wife, girlfriend, or maybe your daughter.

      does your opinion change now?

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    5. stfu dumbass bitch

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    6. Another thug, nigga off the streets is always a good thing. Listen to him crying. Was he crying when he kidnapped and assulted his ex-girlfriend? NO means NO, dummy! He'll really be crying when Tyrone and Rayshawn get ahold of his rear end in the big house. And then another one just like him will come after a young woman that you care about. Maybe he'll already be a pro basketball player with lots of money for a high profile lawyer and plea bargains. Figure it out, dude. This needs to happen more frequently!!!

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    7. If this was so upsetting to the girlfriend why did she testify on his behalf and why was she sobbing in court. I think she made her story just a little too big that night and is now feeling guilty for it. I am not saying what Tony did was right but many other men have had similiar or even worse crimes that only got probation. Not to mention he had never been in trouble with the law before. He obviously plead guilty because of some agreement but then the judge did not care and screwed up another kids life for good, because you know he will come out of that prison and be just like the other thugs in there. Prisons do not help they create worse monsters.

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    8. let me kidnap and assualt your mom or ur sister then tell me oh he needs probation/the moron didnt get enough time,hell they should lock his mom and dad up for raising such a dumb ghetto rat in the first place,if they would hold these uderage thugs parents accountable i bet more parents of ghetto rats would do a better job and teach them sum values,it seems his parents missed school that day/take there welfare take there food stamps and ban them from goverment assistance,respect

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  4. really...really ....do you know what happens in relationships when people love and hate each other at once...do you know the fine line between domestic violence and an emotional response...are you telling me that in a heated moment when you have pushed or grabbed your boyfriend or girlfriend if it is caught on tape..you deserve three years with hard criminals...haha is it funny that someone with so much promise has just lost his potential...what is a thug...someone black? perhaps...so i guess bush and his crew weren't thugs??? day in and day out i read the hate that comes from people, the lack of compassion for each other...take a minute think about his ex-girlfriend, see that she herself beg the judge not to give him jail time. why would she do that? what about his family? Its a cycle children are born to parents who are damage and dont get what they need and they go on and damage others? the judge is up for reelection...what role does that play???wake up world we are all going to suffer if we continue to only show love and compassion to our friends and family...

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    1. I bet your not white. lol

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    2. Wow......you should have a daughter and see if your response is the same.....besides this wasnt his first time...and he dragged her by her hair. .she will be scarred for life....he's only hurting for 3 yrs...and will probly be out in the 180 days.........if a man hits a female why should she give a damn about him....REALLY....look how dumb he looked on TV in court.....at first his dumbass didnt realize he was going to jail....I hope they tear his ass a new asshole...keep your hands to yourself....ESPECIALLY IF YOU GOT A DREAM....

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    3. oh please I am white and think this young man got screwed. His girlfriend is not scared, she was there at court begging for him not to go to jail, I dont know maybe because she created a bigger story for the cops that night. and I do think his court appointed attorney told him that he would only get probation. Sounds fishy to me, lets see judge up for reelection, girlfriend begging the judge not to put him in jail. Yup does not add up to me.

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  5. I really feel for this young man. Another young black man off to prison. We as parents need to tell our young men that ladies are precious and should never be hit on or miss treated. Black athletes especially, should watch what they do at all times and realize it's their future, make the right decisions. No female is worth you spending any time in jail for. I pray everything turn around for him.

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  6. poor guy. man up and face your crimes boa

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  7. His fuckn lawyer seems like he can careless. fuckn cunt ass lawyer.

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  8. sad situation but better to learn now and catch three years then learn later and catch life

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  9. Black, White, Red, Yellow, Who cares what color he is! He detained and hit a woman. I don't care if it was his girlfriend, his mother or a stranger. The kids a punk!!!! ANY man who can find sympathy for a woman beater, no matter the amount of physical damage he caused, is a fool. And by the way Anonymous - (3:47PM), NO MAN should EVER grab, push or strike thier sister, mother, daughter girlfriend or wife no matter how heated an exchange gets. MAN UP PAL!!!!!

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    1. He is a punk! Well put

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  10. Go to Jail and let some grab you and push you up against the bathroom wall. Have fun! and dunk!

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  11. Idiot. he deserves everyday he got.

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  12. If you have a sports dream, leave the girls alone until you get to college or the pros, and even then choose wisely. They'll get you EVERY time.

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  13. Ahhhhhhhhhh, I love hearing about the black community squandering yet another opportunity. I'm sure we'll hear this blamed on the White man at some point......

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    1. Why do you have such hate in your heart? You must not be a Christian.....sad.

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  14. like I tell my kids, either control yourself or someone else will control you

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  15. dont get me wrong, you should never put your hands on a woman. but 3 years is a lot - some people get less than 5 for manslaughter. especially considering the victim begged the judge for leniency. he deserves to be punish ( maybe a year + a couple yrs probation of some sort)- but seems a bit harsh

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  16. Chris Brown didn't even get any jail time...

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    1. CB didn't kidnap anyone either....

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    2. it wasnt an "actual" kidnapping. The assault happened outside her apartment,


      He was also indicted on a kidnapping charge because, according to the report, he "by force, threat or deception, purposely removed the victim from the place where she was found or restrained her liberty for the purpose of terrorizing or inflicting serious physical harm."

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  17. He reacted like that because his court appointed attorney lied to him, like all court appointed attorneys lie to their clients. They are part of the system and know what the judge is going to do before the sentence is given. Defendant attorneys want to be judges someday so they make sure to give the judge whatever they want. They are just court puppets.

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  18. THEY SHOULDNT HAVE GAVE HIM 3 YEARS. HE SHOULD HAVE GOT AT LEAST A YEAR. THAT IS JUSS RACIST !

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  19. This is very sad. I do think he needs to be punished but this is still a kid who made a dumb ass decision. I don't think he deserved jail time. Well let me say that depending on how severe the damages were to the young lady that would influence my decision. I think that the fact that she was in courst pleading to the judge for no jail time has to say something. I am african american and do not think that this is a white vs black thing but should have been handled differently.

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  20. I say this to all black people. Especially young black men with potential and talent. The world is watching you. Your white neighbors, your brown neighbors, and your yellow neighbors are all watching you. The police (even the black ones) are watching you. You already have the odds stacked against you. Wake the fuck up. Keep your fucking hands to yourself. Go to school. Get a job and support your children without looking for a pat on the back for doing it. If you have talent be smart enough to know that you have a target on your back get your cheddar, G without being a nigger! You are better than that. And if you ever get convicted of a crime don't cry like a child a slobber on yourself in the courtroom. Do the crime = do the time. MAN UP, thug! See you on the flip side, baby boy. And "NO MEANS NO!"

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  21. to many black boys not very smart. black dummys. thay think thay got basketball talent and will get away like other black dummy with basketball money like kobe bryant...you gotta be famous black asshole before you can kidnap and rape little white girrls and get away with it. he got no money so he got no freedom now. dummy. sucka. go get raped in prison black bitch

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  22. It is 2012 and I can not believe people of all races are still pulling the race card...really? Something else that is laughable is that someone brought up former President Bush. What does he have to do with this. I don't care if you are black, white, or mexican, this gentleman deserved some type of punishment, not just probation. Coming from an abusive home environment myself his girlfriend is just demonstrating what she was taught that abuse is okay. It's not okay to have to live through it or experience it. I hope one day she gets the therapy she needs so she will gain some self respect. Just because you are talented and bound for stardom in the NBA does not give you the right to do these type of things. I hope he gets some couseling in jail that will help him deal with his abusive problem. I really want to know why people think this is just a probation offense and why they are choosing to blame the lawyer? The Lawyer was not there participating in the offense so it's not his fault. The best way to avoid jail is to not commit crimes.

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  23. If you were in Texas, you would be looking at 5 years or more. Some athletes do some dumb stuff and think that you can get away with it. You deserve what you got and lucky you didn't get more. Look at Mayweather, Dez Bryant and others who have done dumb stuff. I'll bet you will learn from them.

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  24. no mean's no when they have him down on his knee's and he holler's out no! then he should understand what she was saying nooooo!!!!

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