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Former NBA, Alabama player Farmer arrested on sex charges

SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) — Former NBA player and one-time University of Alabama basketball standout Jim Farmer has been arrested on human trafficking charges in Tenne...
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SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) — Former NBA player and one-timeUniversity of Alabama basketball standout Jim Farmer has been arrested on humantrafficking charges in Tennessee.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says the 55-year-oldresident of Franklin, Tennessee, was among 16 men arrested on charges ofseeking sex from minors. A statement from the agency says the men were arrestedduring a two-day sting operation.

A representative of Farmer didn’t immediately return amessage seeking comment Wednesday.

Farmer has worked as a country music singer and model sincelast playing in the NBA in 1994, when he was with Denver. He also played forDallas, Utah, Seattle and Philadelphia over six total seasons.

Farmer was a leading scorer at Alabama before being pickedin the first round of the NBA draft in 1987.