This is kind of an old story (from August 2012) but we are approaching the one year anniversary. One of the top high school basketball prospects in the country was sentenced to jail for assaulting and kidnapping his girlfriend. He faints after hearing the sentencing.
Why aren’t the youth in this country being taught the consequences of their actions? Why do they seem surprised when the hands of the law clamp down on what they do?
A highly-recruited Ohio basketball star collapsed in court after a judge sentenced him to prison for assaulting and kidnapping his girlfriend.
Courtroom news cameras caught the shock on hot college prospect Tony Farmer’s face as Cuyahoga County Court Judge Pamela Barker gave him three years for kidnapping in the April incident.
"I got three years?" the stunned 18-year-old asked his lawyer, Joe Dubyak, according to video posted on WJW Cleveland television.
Barker continued with sentencing, slapping the 6-7, 220-pound star with two years for felonious assault and two years for robbery.
Convinced he was headed to prison for seven years, Farmer collapsed in a heap at his lawyer’s feet, as anguished supporters cried out and fled the courtroom.