Sept. 18, 2013 —
The remnants of that dashed dream were shredded last week in federal and state courtrooms where Farmer pleaded guilty to misappropriating public funds and to abusing his public trust as an elected official.
Today, he is free on bond while awaiting final sentencing that will send him to a federal prison for up to 27 months and cost him $120,000 in restitution and $63,000 for state ethics violations.
In our view, Richie Farmer has betrayed himself, his family, his university, his fans, his teammates, his state and his public office.
Without question, his jersey should come down from the rafters of Rupp Arena. He has to understand that there is no honor for or among thieves.