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Former NBA player Jim Farmer arrested on sex charges

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ATLANTA - 1990: Jim Farmer #22 of the Denver Nuggets dribbles against the Golden State Warriors during a game played circa 1990 at the Omni in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1990 NBAE (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

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

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

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

Farmer has worked as a country music singer and model since last playing in the NBA in 1994, when he was with Denver. He also played for Dallas, Utah, Seattle and Philadelphia over six total seasons. He was a limited role player who got into 136 total games in those six seasons.

Farmer was a leading scorer at Alabama before being picked No. 20 in the first round of the NBA draft in 1987.