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Richie Farmer returns to Rupp Arena

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LEXINGTON, KY (WAVE) – Former Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner and UK star Richie Farmer watched his son play in the state tournament at Rupp Arena before going to prison.

Farmer was supposed to report to prison in West Virginia on March 18 but was granted a week extension to watch his son play March 20 in the state tournament.

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Farmer spoke to reporters for the first time since he received his sentence, "I wanted to ask and wanted to do everything I could to get the opportunity to be here and I certainly appreciate that opportunity and I'm going to relish the moment," said Farmer.

Farmer will begin serving his 27-month prison term March 25.

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