BREAKING: Basketball Legend Arrested for Sex Trafficking

Jim Farmer, a basketball legend who played for the University of Alabama, has been arrested on human trafficking charges, according to ABC3340.

Farmer, who played with the team from 1983 to 1987, was then drafted in the first round by the Dallas Mavericks.

ABC News reports that “investigators placed several decoy advertisements on websites known to be linked to commercial sex in order to find individuals seeking sex with minors. Authorities arrested 16 men, including Farmer, and booked them in the Rutherford County Jail.”

The Dothan Eagle reports that the arrest was part of a two-day undercover sting in Tennessee, where Farmer lives. They noted more on his playing career, saying, “Farmer went on to play for the Mavericks, Utah Jazz, Seattle Supersonics, Philadelphia 76ers and Denver Nuggets. Farmer was in the first class of the Houston Academy Sports Hall of Fame in 2017. He was also inducted into the Wiregrass Sports Hall of Fame in 2000.”

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