Teenage basketball star collapses in court

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on August 22, 2012 at 3:04 PM

An Ohio high school basketball star collapsed in court Tuesday after receiving a three-year prison sentence.

You can hear 18-year-old Tony Farmer question his lawyer in disbelief as the judge read the verdict, which at first sounded like he would spend several years in prison.

Then Farmer's knees buckled and collapsed. He remained on the ground briefly before being pulled to his feet by a sheriff's deputy.

Farmer is accused of kidnapping, assaulting and threatening his ex-girlfriend, Andrea Lane, last April.

Farmer, who is 6-foot-7, was ranked among the top 100 high school players in the country and was being recruited by several major colleges.

The judge may review the sentence after 180 days.

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