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Unforgettable? Or Unforgivable?

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The Richie Farmer of today is a completely different Richie Farmer than the one the state of Kentucky adored in the 80s and early 90s. The man who once had the Bluegrass wrapped around his basketball-dribbling fingers is now facing up to ten years in prison for ripping off the same taxpayers that made him king, then Commissioner of Agriculture.

As reported a little earlier today, Farmer was indicted on five counts of misappropriating state funds and properties. In other words, he abused his power — the power you gave him — and used your money to spoil himself. You name it, he probably bought it. With your tax dollars.

But there was a time when Richie Farmer was untouchable; there was a time when he was an Unforgettable.

Prior to his corrupt career in politics, Farmer was a Kentucky basketball legend unlike most we’ve ever seen. He was named Mr. Basketball in Kentucky in 1988 after leading Clay County to the Sweet 16 title game in back-to-back seasons. He cut down the nets as a junior in 1987 and came up just short in the quest for a repeat against Allan Houston and Ballard as a senior. From there, he went on to play four years at the University of Kentucky as one of the The Unforgettables, one of the most beloved teams in Kentucky basketball history. Look up next time you’re in Rupp Arena, yeah, that’s his No. 32 jersey hanging in the rafters.

That Richie Farmer is long gone, however. Now we’re looking at a man who ran for office as “Mr. Family Values” but turned out to be “Mr. Check Out My Sweet New Gun Cabinet”. He used his popularity with UK’s loyal fan base to get an office in Frankfort and his signature on gas pumps all over the state, and then he installed flooring in his home attic, built a basketball court in his backyard and put his feet up in a lavish suite during the Sweet 16. A state audit called it a “toxic culture of entitlement.” You and I call it shameful, a disgrace.

It’s like there are two completely different Richie Farmers. One is an idol, a basketball icon across the state and an Unforgettable. The other is a criminal and a fraud.

So I ask you, KSR readers, which Richie Farmer will you remember a decade from now? Two decades from now?

Will he still be an Unforgettable? Or is his time as Kentucky Ag Commissioner unforgivable?

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

98 Comments for Unforgettable? Or Unforgivable?



  1. Oogie
    2:03 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    I don’t know him personally but I get the sense that the “Unforgettable” Richie and the “Unforgivable” Richie weren’t really all that different. Only differences were time and opportunity.



  2. Mike
    2:04 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    Farmer is scum and dirty like the entire state. He deserves the same fate as Drew Thornton and all his cohorts from the 80’s.



  3. CatSinceBirth
    2:05 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    He is always be an Unforgettable as far as basketball goes, but I will never Forgive him for raping the good people of Kentucky who are responsible for him having such a prestigious job anyways. Without UK fans, he would have probably been just another loser then, rather than now. Richie Who?



  4. Tomas
    2:05 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    Sadly as a 22 year old I only remember stories that my Grandfather told of Richie Farmer. I think for us younger UK fans all we will remember in 10 years is that he was a crook.



  5. Jus Sayin
    2:05 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    In todays world you have to be able to separate character from athletic ability.

    Tiger Woods is still arguably one of the best golfers of all time.

    Barry Bonds is still a Hall of Fame baseball player.

    Richie Farmer is still an unforgettable.



  6. BCG
    2:05 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    Ya wanna really mess him up good? Send him to Lubbock where his KY rep means squat.



  7. uk3k_J
    2:06 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    I still will vote for John Wall for Secretray of State. I dont care what you all say!



  8. SeoulCat
    2:08 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    In two decades from now, I think we will all look back on Richie with fond memories of his time as the front man of the rock band Queen.



  9. Dr. Funke
    2:10 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    This goes on in all levels of politics. How many times has Michelle Obama and her daughters gone on an extravagent vacation since they have been in the Whitehouse, costing the taxpayers millions of dollars just for all the security they require. Whenever congress schedules a “conference” they always schedule it in like Puerto Rico in some five star, luxury hotel. The state legislature does the same thing. Not making any excuses for Mr. Farmer, he deserves jailtime. But lets not act like he is the only one doing this, he just doesn’t have as many friends in the media (including KSR)as some other politicians have.



  10. Teachable Mo'
    2:10 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    I didn’t vote for Farmer. Didn’t care for his refusal to speak in public when running for office. Didn’t care for his political associates. But I’m not really ready to dump on him.

    I’ve never had adulation. Not even from my dogs. (They treated me as an equal, so I reciprocated the emotion.) UK fandom is weird and warping and really not healthy. The players who emerge unharmed from it were obviously raised right, but I’m frankly surprised that we don’t see more of the kinds of things Farmer has been accused of. Stress that: accused. He hasn’t had his day in court yet.



  11. RichiesaCrook
    2:11 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    Apples and Oranges……..yes, he will always be remembered as a member of that hallowed team……and yes, he will always be remembered as a crappy, crooked politician……



  12. Musehobo
    2:12 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    I like Richie growing up as a kid, but I try not to idealize people to the extent that they are above reproach. I also have problems compartmentalizing athletes’ entertainment value from their personal lives, meaning if I don’t like who they are as a person, I can’t root for them as an athlete/entertainer. So along with Tiger Woods, Bobby Knight (always hated him), and now sadly, Al Michaels, I am not a fan of Richie Farmer. If you can compartmentalize it, fine. But I don’t know how people do that.



  13. uk3k_J
    2:13 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    @9 seriously? How many times did bush go to the ranch? how many times did cheney need a full escort with him on his illegal hunting trips so he could shoot his friends in the face?



  14. RickPatina
    2:14 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    Couldn’t understand him then, and don’t understand him now. Just glad that Mr. Bill didn’t have to see this….



  15. Porcino's
    2:17 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    The guy is a self-entitled, self-aggrandizing crook, plain and simple. The fact that he could shoot the ball in high school doesn’t mean squat. He’s only an unforgettable because he was on the team. He wasn’t very good in college at ALL. Best thing he could do was grow a beard in a day.



  16. Dr. Funke
    2:18 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    13 – Chill man, my point is all politicians are wastefull, and make unnecessary purchases for their own personal enjoyment. The only reason farmer is facing jailtime is because the funds he wasted were supposed to be for something else.



  17. Echo 1
    2:20 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    #1 summed it up perfectly.



  18. DH
    2:21 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    13) Umm, you’re helping him prove his point. You’re obviously butthurt because you thought he was singling out the idiot you apparently voted for to run our country. But he was only using michelle obama as an example. If you could comprehend what you read, you’d see that.



  19. Duh
    2:24 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    FIRST!



  20. chipper3381
    2:25 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    UNFORGIVABLE .. ENOUGH SAID ..



  21. hahaha
    2:26 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    What a POS



  22. Richie is very hairy
    2:26 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    Dr Funke….i assumed you were talking about politicians in general. Not sure why he made it a dem/rep thing.



  23. asdf
    2:28 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    Richie is the same @$$hole that he was 20 years ago. The only difference is that now everyone knows it.



  24. Ouch
    2:29 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    Take him off the rafters



  25. LexNative
    2:30 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    And #5, you are STILL WRONG about Farmer. He is what is always was, but finally he will be punished.



  26. Todd
    2:33 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    This is a bit harsh considering he hasn’t been convicted. He may very well be guilty and if so throw the book at him. However, a part of me – the naive part – suspects a lot of his problems stem from incompetence of one sort or another.



  27. Not Shawn Carter
    2:34 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    He his still an Unforgettable. But I would define an Unforgettable within the basketball context (college kid who worked hard to help restore the bball program). That’s it. Admire what he did as a player…

    …Now, he is an adult who did some really terrible things to exploit the his bball fame he acquired as part of the Unforgettables. He deserves to be punished…and punished BIG TIME, in my opinion. If he serves his punishment and comes out humbled on the other end, then he is forgivable.

    This is just sad…that’s all. It’s not black and white for me.



  28. 1234
    2:35 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    Both boss. what a D-Bag.



  29. SteveM
    2:37 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    Unforgettably bad character. Send him to the big house for 3-5.



  30. Robin Rhea
    2:38 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    A sense of entitlement, affects a lot of people in entertainment and even politics. We had a Speaker of the House, Nance Pelosi, that expected and got, weekly non stop trips home to California, and a President, that the GSA, put the cost of maintaining at $1,400,000,000, for 2011.



  31. Not a surprise
    2:39 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    Sadly, the characteristics he displayed recently were well in place and evident as a student at UK. I’m not shocked by his actions at all. ” Don’t you know who I am” statements aren’t made by those in Hollywood only.



  32. Blue
    2:40 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    Richie Farmer is the definition of the people I make fun from high school…Were really good at sports, really popular…Then their glory days come to a close, and they end up making minimum wage somewhere because they refused to grow up and just assume that their status when they were 17 would continue the rest of their lives.

    While Farmer’s situation is different, the underlying concept is the same: He used his fame and popularity as a Kentucky basketball player to take advantage of the good people of Kentucky. He thought he was untouchable. But, in fact, he’s a worthless POS scumbag with a good jumpshot. All he’s really ever been.



  33. hi
    2:41 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    This post reminde me of this…. warning, kinda salty…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dJu1Jj7VTw



  34. SBK13
    2:42 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    It all goes along with the culture of corruption in Eastern Kentucky. I know for a fact his spot at UK was bought and paid for by people in Clay County.



  35. P-Daddy
    2:48 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    #34-Farmer was a great player in high school and buying his spot at UK would have been unnecessary. Not saying what he did as a politician wasn’t shady but you will have a hard time convincing me he needed help going to UK.



  36. TheProfessor
    2:50 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    His jersey MUST come down from the rafters at Rupp Arena!! He no longer deserves honored in the state of Kentucky. What he did is a disgrace, and everything wrong with our state and country today. Take it down!!!



  37. Cat89
    2:51 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    He’s both. My eighth grade educated grandfather said to me over 30 years ago. “Son whatever you do, don’t go into politics. You may go in clean, but you will come out dirty.” I haven’t seen one instance where he was wrong in either state or national politics.



  38. Carolina Blue is past tense for CAROLINA BLOWS
    2:52 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    His reputation as a basketball player will always trump whatever happens in his personal life. I know one thing, it is Unforgivable for a grown man to wear those shorts.



  39. Carolina Blue is past tense for CAROLINA BLOWS
    2:55 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    Oh, I have one more question. Is Richie going to start tonight? I will hang up and listen to your response. Thanks Cawood.



  40. CATS
    2:58 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    Reeeeecheeeee!!!

    More brilliant political commentary in the KSR comment box… Good grief—Next!



  41. ScholarshipCommittee
    2:58 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    Richie thought he was still on scholarship after all these years. Didn’t take long for Cal to figure him out. He basically told him to stay away after his first year or so. Said Richie was a taker (moocher) who never gave anything back. As of today, the scholarship has been officially revolked.



  42. TN Cat
    2:59 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    Richie, they don’t let you dribble in prison. They’re going to make you swallow.



  43. catdog
    3:01 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    Mix Clay County patronage, elected politian, and UK basketball sports legend you produce a person who probably thought he was entitled to do as he wished. Sad but not surprising fall from stardom.



  44. c'mon
    3:03 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    Wait.. ths guy’s name is Dick Farmer? Who the hell grows penises for a living? What a weirdo



  45. UKBlue1!
    3:04 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    I hope they stick him in prison if he is guilty. Then UK needs to remove his Jersey from the rafters. He is a crook and doesn’t deserve the honor.



  46. ATB (Always True Blue)
    3:05 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    Both. His criminal past will make him even more unforgettable!!!



  47. Lock Him Up
    3:06 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    Forgive me, but I was never a fan. I could care less that he was good in high school. And I hate to break it to you, but it was not good at UK. Sure, he hung around when others left, but that is likely because he had no other options. You might say he loved UK and that is why he stayed. Why should we assume that? We assumed he loved this state too, but he apparently only loved it to the extent he could benefit. This guy is a disgrace. I see a 30 for 30 story coming real soon.



  48. TLexi
    3:12 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    The government exists for the singular purpose of taking money away from the many and giving to the few. All government officials do this by definition. If you work for the government or receive gov’t benefits of any kind you are just as guilty as Richie. I can’t see a difference between stolen money being used for a basketball court and stolen money being used for other Ag department expenditures. The problem is that they took your money, not what they spent it on.



  49. Kbsport
    3:19 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    Carolina Blue: Brilliant!! Takes me way back to yesteryear.



  50. BOURBON TOWN CAT FAN
    3:19 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    Poor Richie, tried to bring business as usual eastern Kentucky politics to Frankfort, and the Democrats didn’t like being out Democrated.



  51. huck
    3:20 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    I haven’t kept up with what all he did or didn’t do to get in “trouble”, but I would guess that he made some colleagues/politicians mad. I would also guess that what he did take, was only a little-bitty-baby drop in the bucket of what is common. I have been told first hand of some of the payments that contractors have to pay to get and keep contracts.

    If you want to be mad, be mad at the big dogs. Wonder why Ky, that was one of the top producers of coal/electricity/power – that built the US is one of the poorest?



  52. Real UK Fan
    3:20 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    If I heard correctly, he is actually facing 10 years on each count which could be as much as 50 years. Of course, that probably won’t happen, but this is the federal system and they don’t have parole. So whatever the sentence is will be what he has to serve, assuming he is guilty.



  53. HangHimHi
    3:22 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    tOO bad public hangings no longer in vogue, as tiX couLD be soLD to farmer’s hanging, & enuf made to settle gov. deficit, & then some!!!



  54. TwoScoopsOfHot
    3:32 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    They should take his jersey down.



  55. Sam
    3:32 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    Something tells me that Reetchie is going live out a scene in Deliverence while in the slammer-“Squeal like a pig!”



  56. kes
    3:33 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    he is an ignorant redneck hick, who was not qualified for, nor did he deserve the AG commish job.the ONLY REASON he got elected was because he played basketball at UK. and you people that voted for him should be ashamed



  57. John Ellis
    3:40 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    Remove his jersey from the rafters. And he is the same kind of ‘leader’ as Ky’s two senators and most of his party. For those who gave them power, try voting with your brain if you have one.



  58. Jim
    3:41 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    Before we hang him don’t you think he at least deserves a trail ? You know he could be innocent …….. Oh wait he’s a Republican, he has to be guilty. If you’re itching for a lynching go to Washington and start with the real crooks ………….



  59. Corey
    3:41 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    This is sad all the way around. Period. Unforgivable? No. But it will take a long time to get over this and will ultimately be how he is remembered.



  60. THIS IS IT...
    3:48 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    Drew… why don’t you and Matt talk some about how Obama takes a vacation every couple of months that cost WE THE TAX PAYERS several MILLION every time he goes and not counting his little escapade to play golf with the biggest cheater in all of sports…That along with Michelle and the girls flying off to some exotic place by themselves…All this while the economy is in the tank and he is asking everybody to give more and do their fair share…Shouldn’t he do a little sacrificing himself before asking others to do so…After all he is our leader… OR is he our king!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  61. Teachable Mo'
    3:51 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    Talk about the old sow who eats her young. Farmer hasn’t been convicted yet.



  62. bort
    3:55 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    If Farmer was a Democrat, this would have been swept under the rug. Not defending what he is accused of doing, but this is peanuts compared to what other politicians do and get away with in plain sight. BTW, how is this case in FEDERAL COURT. What do the feds have to do with a case of a Ky. state official allegedly misusing state taxpayer funds? Obviously, no state prosecutor wanted to touch this case.



  63. Boogie
    4:03 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    This is the farthest to the left this website has gone…pretty shameful honestly. Report the news quit pushing your agenda.



  64. dannielle
    4:05 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    When you associate yourself with scum like Williams, then this is nothing that should surprise anyone.



  65. Barry Soetoro
    4:05 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    Our president is as guilty as Richie is. How many lavish vacations have they taken on the taxpayers dime? How many rounds of golf? Taxpayers pay for Princess Polosi to fly a luxury leer jet for her, friends and family back and forth to CA. If he was a liberal democrat all would be forgiven.



  66. bung
    4:06 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    uhh…excuse me…he hasn’t had a trial yet…



  67. THIS IS IT...
    4:07 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    btw, I’m a blind toolbag who lives in a black and white world. ignore me.



  68. HAHA
    4:09 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    All you idiots deflecting and going off on Obama…please dont breed. For the sake of our country. You are the problem. Dont get it? Educate yourself, walk away from the stupid.



  69. Barry Soetoro
    4:14 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    #68 Libtards are the scum of the Earth! You clearly have a mental disease! Low information voters such as yourself are killing this country!



  70. powerlifter165
    4:16 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    So how is he any different than any other scumbag politician? The rest havent been caught yet.



  71. This Is It...
    4:24 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    67…HOW ABOUT USING YOUR OWN NAME…COWARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  72. This Is It...
    4:26 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    68…Look in the dictionary for the definition of “idiots”…Those who voted for Obama the second time…



  73. Yep
    4:29 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    Played against him 11 times in highschool. Punk then. Punk now.



  74. He Blew It
    4:36 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    He had the state in his hand and now stupid greed has destroyed his name..he will be remembered as the guy who blew his opportunity….



  75. Cats in the NBA
    4:37 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    No trial yet? I don’t have to wait for a trial to know that having a basketball court built in your backyard is probably not appropriate.



  76. Dear UK, we are national champs and you are not
    4:38 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    Typical from that part of the state. I have long wanted everything east of I-75 to be part of the new state of “Even More West Virginia.” It’s not like anything or anyone worthwhile other than Jeff Hall and Elisha Justice have ever come from that part of Kentucky anyway. The state flag can be a meth lab and mountain top removal.



  77. tyrus
    4:42 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    1# Perfect. Should have stopped the comments there.

    Fact, after Farmer was sworn in, he wasn’t showing up to Frankfort to work or at least just sit behind his desk. Farmer never, as all newly elected state officials and legislators do, made some sort of housing arrangements to stay in Frankfort during the work week. Word of Framers lack of attendance quickly got the attention of the Republican HQ. HQ called Farmer in for a chat to clarify things.

    To understand state government is it doesn’t matter if the elected official is a Democrat or Republican, the rank and file of state government won’t tolerate blatant abuse of powers. It was the rank and file that alerted the powers to be and told anyone that would listen that Farmer is a POS. Farmer’s actions were no way typical of how elected officials operate in Frankfort.

    Didn’t even have to state how Farmer’s mustache was infatuated with the lovely females of state government. If these charges end up being a felony, then as quick as Pitino can say I’m through, Farmer’s jersey should be removed from the rafters of Rupp. That folks is a no brainer!



  78. Tom Blevins
    4:43 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    What Richie Farmer did was wrong, but unforgiveable? No way! Maybe he deserves prison time, but I wouldn’t give him life without parole. It is my sincere hope that after he pays his debt to society, Richie can rebuild his life. I pray he will seek God’s frogiveness, and His help in rebuilding his life.



  79. Wildcatsteeler
    4:49 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    I’ll remember him as a Republican.



  80. This Is It...
    4:55 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    #74…This says it all …He had the state in the palm of his hands…Can’t fix stupid though…



  81. BigBlue
    4:59 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    There are not “two Richie Farmers”. Farmer was a great player and nothing can take that away but most people that I know that ran into him even during his time at UK say he was an a$$hole. He was a great player but I’m not surprised at what he has done. It really says a lot about the citizens of this state that he was even elected. He had no qualifications for that position.



  82. unreconstructed
    5:04 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    So what the hell is the difference in Farmer and the others up there??? He just did what all those glad-handing bas**rds up there do, ‘cept he got caught.



  83. Dr. Tom
    5:05 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    Narcism to the extreme. The courts will have to decide his fate but there is way too much smoke to not believe he ran a corrupt office. Very sad story of a once Kentucky basketball hero to youngsters all across the bluegrass. I will never again think of him in a positive light.



  84. SevenT
    5:16 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    Hey Richie….I’ll bet the jail-house boys are going to love that cheeseball mustache. You know how to squeal like a pig?



  85. Cats in the NBA
    5:50 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    84) Sounds like Richie better start brushing up on his ball handling skills.



  86. ukcats 42301
    6:05 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    47—the phrase is COULDN’T care less!! Why do so many people get that wrong? So many illiterates love to post comments.



  87. Rupp Arena
    6:27 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    No crook’s jersey should hang in my hallowed rafters. Take it down.



  88. Hey Ernie
    6:28 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    #82, is that you Ernie Fletcher? What’s his defense, I know I did, but so did you?



  89. kyscot
    6:55 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    I stopped liking him the second he ran as a republican.



  90. young gun
    7:16 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    Ill never forget listening to Cawood on the radio (thanks to eddie sutton) that night Richie made that three to beat Ole Miss!



  91. #1fan
    8:55 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    the greatest player in the history of kentucky basketball- he will always be unforgettable



  92. tippytoe
    9:11 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    #23 and #73, always has been a douchebag. i remember a autograph signing back in Middlesboro where he told people to hurry and move along not acknowledging one person there to kiss his ring.



  93. jimmy
    9:54 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    hold what has Richie done . that oscuma hasn’t done ! oscuma is running this whole country into the ground . and u people are mad at Richie ! lmao



  94. Ricky Bobby
    10:12 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    Is Richie gonna pay tonight? I’ll hang up and listen



  95. Marion County
    11:14 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    Bill Keightley would have been so pissed at Richie Farmer for embarrassing the University of Kentucky. I hope Farmer goes to jail. I remember his playing days, but I am pissed as a taxpayer that he was a scumbag. Thank God David Williams did not win the election. I also remember that Farmer refused to debate his opponent when he ran for Ag Commissioner, because he knew nothing about the job. He only won because he played basketball at UK. Go to jail [email protected]!
    It is time UK fans remember that when players run for office!



  96. BatCat
    11:34 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    Richie is a spoiled athlete that was treated like a GOD in Clay county since he was 14…. This is a great example of an athlete’s ego creating a delusional world…. Richie’s world…



  97. Dee W.
    1:06 am April 23, 2013 Permalink

    Such a huge disappointment, obviously. Don’t know what got into him that second term…but he had a lot of issues not just in the office but elsewhere in his life as well. It is sad…he has to face justice but let’s all hope and pray he eventually straightens himself out. He has young children to think about as well that will be affected by all of this.



  98. KYhome
    8:57 am April 23, 2013 Permalink

    Do not defend Farmer; he should be responsible for his actions. But his crimes are laughable compared to what former Democrat Gov Paul Patton was up too. Patton got off with a small fine, it is all about politics.