Ky. Commissioner of Agriculture

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.