Tony Farmer, High School Basketball Recruit, Collapses in Court at Sentencing

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Tony Farmer - an 18-year old rising senior at Garfield Heights High School in Ohio who was ranked as one of the top 100 high school basketball recruits in the country - was sentenced to three years in prison on Tuesday for kidnapping and felonious assault.

Upon hearing the news, Farmer collapsed to the floor out of shock and agony. See for yourself here:

The star athlete expected to receive probation from Judge Pamela Barker because so many friends and family members spoke out on his behalf.

Even Andrea Lane, the ex-girlfriend who Farmer attacked last April, asked for a lenient sentence.

"I know he was a good person," she told the judge. "I hope he still is."

In July, Farmer pleaded guilty to kidnapping, felonious assault, robbery and intimidating a victim, charges that stemmed from his altercation with Lane in the lobby and parking lot of her apartment complex in Bedford Heights. 

The altercation was caught on video camera.

Given the chance to speak in court, Farmer apologized to Lane and her family and then asked the judge to let him finish high school so he could earn a basketball scholarship. Top programs such as Michigan State had shown interest in the 6'7" forward.

"I'm really not a bad kid," Farmer told Barker.

The judge will review Farmer's sentence after 180 days and there's still a chance it could be reduced.

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Tired of all the racism coons, monkeys, even if you call minorities all these words it doesn't change the fact that in a few years you sheet toters will be Outnumbered US Census! So have fun mocking you'll get yours soon enough.

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Well, he did this to himself. But I am curious as to what made him act out this way in the first place. Did she dump him for another guy or what? Where can I find the original story?

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These so-called elite athletes need to think about their actions before making such stupid mistakes and expecting judges to just slap them on the hand. With all those charges, it seems to me, that the judge was more than fair in sentencing. Who would want someone like that on their college team anyway?

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He rolls on the floor and gets hysterical like a crazy chimp. What a dooshbag

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Hoo hoo ha haaaaa - sound of a monkey's chirp...
Just give him a basketball is correct, that should be a deterrent. But it's NOT. What a bafoon baboon!!

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To 20/20 vision FYI black athletes are not the only ones who
get in trouble....here a couple examples OSU linebacker Storm Klein domestic violence and Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger sexual assault!!!! Sounds like it is time for you to visit the optometrist.

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Race should not be brought into this. I have been robbed at gunpoint twice, once by a white male other time by a black male. All races commit crimes. All consider all violent criminals hoodlems regardless of race.

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20/20 vision, hiding behind a keyboard spewing racist comments is extremely cowardly scumbucket!!!!! Your girlfriend or boyfriend must've left you for a black guy and you're still hurt? Get over it n move on...........Oan, this dude has possibly destroyed his life over his emotions! Too many overemotional dudes nowadays!

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Scumbag porch monkey. We'll see him on the news like chad ochocinco in a few years.
"how do u stop 4 coons from rape? Give them a basketball".
Now I get the punch line