On Friday, former Kentucky star Richie Farmer plead guilty to two charges of corruption. A plea deal will limit him to no more than twenty seven months in prison and his fine will be $120,500, restitution to the commonwealth.
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That beats 10 years and nearly $2 million by a long shot, penalties he was facing.
Sports Illustrated reports that "Farmer was accused of using Department of Agriculture employees to work on his Frankfort home and hiring special assistants who did little or no work for the agency. He also was accused of using government employees to run personal errands for him," which leads us to a simple question: how is that different from a basketball player's life at Kentucky?