A former high-school basketball standout is on his way to prison after assaulting his girlfriend.
Tony Farmer, 18, pleaded guilty to kidnapping and felonious assault of his ex-girlfriend Andrea Lane. Judge Pamela Barker sentenced the top 100 prospect in the 2013 class to three years in prison.
Farmer collapsed upon hearing his fate. Before falling, he asked his lawyer Joe Dubyak, “I got three years?”
Lane pleaded with the judge to grant leniency to Farmer who assaulted her, dragged her by the hair and stole her cellphone, banks card, computer and car keys. She screamed in the courtroom after the judge handed down her ruling.
“I know he was a good person,” she said, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “I hope he still is.”
Lane said that prison isn’t the answer for Farmer. She thinks him receiving help is suitable instead.
The 6-foot-7, 220 pound star, an all-state pick in his junior year, received athletic scholarship offers from DePaul, Illinois, Michigan State, Penn State and Xavier, according to Rivals.com
Watch surveillance footage of Farmer assaulting his girlfriend below.
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Surveillance Footage of Tony Farmer Assaulting Girlfriend