Corruption Scandal

Sports
2:16 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Barnhart Takes No Position On Farmer's Jersey Staying Up At Rupp

Richie Farmer's jersey hangs with the other unforgettables at Rupp Arena. Some are wondering whether it should be taken down.
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LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Following a news briefing on football crowd control Friday WUKY asked UK Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart for his opinion on whether the school should continue to publicly honor former basketball Wildcat Richie Farmer.  His jersey currently hangs in the rafters of Rupp Arena as part of the 1992 Unforgettables Team.

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Local/Regional News
9:44 am
Thu September 5, 2013

Richie Farmer Reaches Plea Deal, Could Get 2 Years

FRANKFORT, Ky. — A former University of Kentucky basketball star whose jersey hangs in the rafters of Rupp Arena has reached a plea deal with prosecutors in a government corruption case that would put him in prison for some two years.

Richie Farmer, the sweet-shooting guard for a UK team dubbed "The Unforgettables" for their gutsy play, launched a political career that came crashing down during a bid for lieutenant governor two years ago when complaints began to surface about his management of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.

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