Richie Farmer gets prison delay for Sweet 16

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A judge is granting Richie Farmer a delay in serving his prison sentence.

Farmer's attorney asked a federal judge to bump the reporting date to March 25. He was due to report March 18 to the federal prison in Hazelton, W.Va. to serve his 27-month prison term.

The former Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner said he wants to see his son play in the Kentucky State High School Basketball Tournament. The earlier report date would make that impossible.

The KHSAA Sweet 16 takes place at Rupp Arena every year. Richie Farmer's son Trey is a sophomore playing for Clay County High School, the same school Farmer led to a Sweet 16 State Championship 27 years ago. Now the Kentucky high school basketball legend is facing more than two years in prison, after pleading guilty to misusing government funds while in office.

Farmer will now need to report to the Hazelton, W.Va. facility by 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 25.

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