Former NBA first-round pick arrested in sex sting operation

Former Dallas Mavericks first-round pick and five-year NBA player Jim Farmer was arrested in Tennessee late last week in a sex sting operation involving minors.

According to NBC News, investigators in Rutherford County “placed several decoy advertisements on websites known to be linked to commercial sex.” The arrests were then made Thursday and Friday of last week with Farmer, 55, booked for trafficking a person for a commercial sex act.

“Farmer was released on $75,000 bail and his first court appearance is set for Nov. 13. Jail and court records did not list any attorney for Farmer,” the report read.

There’s no further information on the arrest outside of the fact that the sex trafficking operation allegedly included minors. A total of 16 people were arrested.