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Richie Farmer to wear No. 32 in prison

Talk about adding insult to incarceration. The prison system assigned Richie Farmer inmate number 16226-032 for his stay behind bars when he reports to his new home on March 18. As you well know, Farmer wore No. 32 for the University of Kentucky from 1988 to 1992, where he scored 898 points as a Wildcat and an “Unforgettable.” That No. 32 jersey hangs in Rupp Arena today.


Article written by Drew Franklin

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41 Comments for Richie Farmer to wear No. 32 in prison

  1. Catgrad7072
    3:10 pm January 27, 2014 Permalink

    Photoshop-op: Hang one of his prison shirts in the rafters

  2. bosshog
    3:11 pm January 27, 2014 Permalink

    Hilarious….but the guy now has a great script waiting to be written….get born again, write a book, and go on tour….he’ll be better off than he was before the scandal.

    • Lexington 3
      7:24 pm January 27, 2014 Permalink

      You’ve got that right. Richie still has several weeks left to also go on big a drug binge before prison to sweeten the pot even more. Former drug abuse is a big seller on the “born again” speakers tour. “Finding Jesus” in prison will be one of the most financially lucrative things to even happen to Ol’ No. 16226-032.

  3. IU FAN
    3:17 pm January 27, 2014 Permalink

    You UK fans must be so proud……Of course what do you expect from that cesspool of a state!!!!!! can’t think of any IU players in any sport ever going to jail or prison. Your school sure does have a history of inmates in area prisons!! LOL!!!! As far as I’m concerned your whole state can disappear in to a sink hole!!!! IU is a sleeping giant….. We were the best team last season until we were cheated out of our NC.

    • AnthonyBBN
      3:28 pm January 27, 2014 Permalink

      What about Todd Leary?

    • rick
      3:32 pm January 27, 2014 Permalink

      IU fan , You are so jealous of KY it’s sad. Keep reading this site like you do ever day because your sleeping giant is boring. I think its funny as hell that you read and are on this site every day.

    • I Who
      3:53 pm January 27, 2014 Permalink

      The sad thing is Indiana probably did have the best team last year with Big Ugly and Oladipo, but still couldn’t get past the Sweet 16. If I was an Indiana fan I would be embarressed and stay away until I could actually brag about something but real Indiana fans seem to do the opposite.

    • NotFirst
      3:56 pm January 27, 2014 Permalink

      Seriously, a sleeping giant? Seems that giant may have ODed on ambien some time around 2001. Probably bought it from an ex UofL player.

      Top 5 IU Moments of the last 3 seasons:

      1. Cutting down nets in AssHall after a loss last year. Man, they had the excitement dialed up to at least 3.5 for this! And your boy CZ looked downright embarrassed (as he should be).
      2. Storming the court after win over UK AND dedicating an entire trophy case to celebrate this victory (only this high because UK was involved)
      3. Handing out rings for a Sweet 16. That’s what they call Hoosier Pride right there.
      4. Storming the court vs now #14 and national title-free Wisconsin. At first, I thought the students were being ironic. They weren’t.
      5. Raising a Big10 banner for 2013. I mean, UK could just raise one for the SEC Titles that says “Most of Them”.

      Rest well, my Hoosier Giants. Rest well.

    • Al/in/Indy
      4:03 pm January 27, 2014 Permalink

      YAWWWWNNNNNNNNNNN! What? IU’s a sleeping giant? Yeah a sleeping giant of horse ca ca. Good grief you can’t even beat Northwestern at home…..Wake us up when Clappy the Clown has finally some talent. To which we all may sleep like Rip Van Winkle.

    • ??
      5:06 pm January 27, 2014 Permalink

      Shouldn’t you guys be getting ready to raise another banner for beating Wisconsin?

    • David
      6:15 pm January 27, 2014 Permalink

      Bobby Knight can never go back to Puerto Rico or he would have to serve his 6 month jail term for assaulting a police officer during the 1979 Pan Am Games…at least Richie stood up and was judged…Bobby’s conviction was in absentia, as he fled Puerto Rico…good message to send kids in Indiana…do something bad and run away

    • KG
      7:13 pm January 27, 2014 Permalink

      You should have stopped your blathering with “can’t think” those, my ignorant friend, are the only true words in your entire comment!

    • lesigh
      7:15 pm January 27, 2014 Permalink

      Why do you all take this troll’s bait?

  4. MJB436
    3:17 pm January 27, 2014 Permalink

    Just attach the prison uniform to the back of his banner in the rafters.

  5. Brandon
    3:19 pm January 27, 2014 Permalink

    Yes, it is a coincidence – the last part of the number is different for different jurisdictions, and Eastern Kentucky’s happens to be 032.

    • Forward Thinker
      3:25 pm January 27, 2014 Permalink

      Then is must be that Farmer was a forward thinker.

  6. Pierce Buster
    3:20 pm January 27, 2014 Permalink

    That #32 Jersey needs to come down.

    Re. “IU FAN”: Is that a real statement?

  7. Time to take one down
    3:23 pm January 27, 2014 Permalink

    Would probably be a good idea to take down the jersey in Rupp.

  8. Jon O
    3:24 pm January 27, 2014 Permalink

    How many times has Bobby Knight got away with assault?

  9. Laker Cat 18
    3:28 pm January 27, 2014 Permalink

    Wow. Somewhere in Bloomington, fans are gathering to storm Assembly Hall for this feat. Hoosiers always win. Even when they lose.

  10. BigBlueAces
    3:31 pm January 27, 2014 Permalink

    Good grief….It was mentioned in the article and on the earlier comments section: All of the inmates in E Ky system have a “32” at the end of their inmate number.

  11. kyboy
    4:13 pm January 27, 2014 Permalink

    The jersey needs to come down……….never should have been there to begin with.

  12. Micki DeMoss's Mustache
    4:21 pm January 27, 2014 Permalink

    “Is Richie gonna play tonight? I’ll hang up and listen.”- Caller to the Federal Bureau of Prisons Pre-Game show

  13. IU Fan # 2
    4:23 pm January 27, 2014 Permalink

    God we suck, I am going to storm the floor of my classroom for flunking Introduction to Court Storming 101

  14. CardFan
    4:38 pm January 27, 2014 Permalink

    SAD!!! I’m not a UK fan, but I always liked Richie. Hopefully he will learn from this experience and become a better person!!

  15. Observer
    4:43 pm January 27, 2014 Permalink

    Saw Richie taking in a game during the Toyota Classic at Scott County this weekend. Looked like he was nervous about having to suck dick in prison. Just ask Matt Jones, Richie… sucking dick isn’t do bad.

  16. caliparty
    4:45 pm January 27, 2014 Permalink

    The unforgettables should not be in Rupp’s rafters. If it wasn’t for the way they lost to Duke and the fact they were all seniors they would not be there. I would rather have Mashburn’s number up there.

    • Do whut?
      4:54 pm January 27, 2014 Permalink

      I wonder how old you are if that’s your memory of why the Unforgettables appear in the rafters. It isn’t the loss to Duke that immortalized those kids in Kentucky lore. It was the fact that they succeeded making it all the way to the Elite Eight against all odds (even with the exemplary play of Mashburn) and only had the opportunity to do so after sticking with the program during what might be considered its darkest days. If you think there should be different standards for hanging jerseys in the banners that’s fine but don’t state them by diminishing the incredible contribution of the Unforgettables.

    • ??
      5:11 pm January 27, 2014 Permalink

      ^ These kids weren’t alive then or were still in diapers. I feel sorry for them for not experiencing that season. And many of the Pitino seasons. The Unforgettables weren’t supposed to be anywhere near the Elite 8 and were supposed to get blown out by Duke in that game. It was truly a magical season and had you experienced it you would understand why their jerseys are up there.

    • Al/in/Indy
      5:36 pm January 27, 2014 Permalink

      Exactly Do Whut. When we went on probation all our big names left except for the Kentucky boys and Sean Woods….Still to this day one of the best games in the history of college basketball.

  17. MadTex
    5:01 pm January 27, 2014 Permalink

    I’m sure Richie will be an unforgettable in prison too once the “boys” get hold of him…..

  18. ??
    5:16 pm January 27, 2014 Permalink

    Power corrupts. Richie just did what most politicians do he was just incredibly dumb about it. Wall Street bankers crashed the entire world economy, by collapsing the US economy, and didn’t get charged with a single thing. In fact, they were rewarded and are richer now than ever.

  19. bung
    5:16 pm January 27, 2014 Permalink

    well said Mr. Do whut…a bunch of in state kids and Woods are unforgettable…

  20. Shooter
    6:44 pm January 27, 2014 Permalink

    Always a wildcat in my eyes! He just got in over his head..

  21. Shooter
    6:57 pm January 27, 2014 Permalink

    Mad Tex is a son of a bitch!!!

  22. Mc
    8:27 pm January 27, 2014 Permalink

    Remove Farmers jersey from the rafters. He is a slug.

  23. MadTex
    9:13 pm January 27, 2014 Permalink

    Hey Shooter – you couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn if you were leaning against it and your mamma is a HO……..

  24. tyrus
    9:40 pm January 27, 2014 Permalink

    After this year’s season is over, it will be time to remove Farmer’s jerseys.

  25. BleTexan
    9:46 pm January 27, 2014 Permalink

    #32 should be taken down from the rafters…QUIETLY (if possible)…he embarrassed himself, his family the University which paid for his education and betrayed the Commonwealth’s trust..

  26. Tampa Satchel
    10:41 pm January 27, 2014 Permalink

    He’ll be wearing 69 before too long.