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article imageGilbert Arenas Suspended for Remainder of NBA Season

By Josh Zeliger     Jan 27, 2010 in Sports
NBA commissioner David Stern has given a season long suspension to Gilbert Arenas, for bringing fire arms into the locker room of the Washington Wizards.
Stern was considering suspending Arenas for a complete 82-games, but the player's association, which was told not to appeal the decision by Arenas, negotiated the suspension to the remainder of the season.
Arenas has also pleaded guilty to felony gun charges for bringing four unlicensed fire-arms into the locker room on Dec. 21. When he got into a dispute with teammate Javaris Crittenton over a card game. Crittenton has also been suspended for the remainder of the NBA season, and has been put on probation for misdemeanor gun charges.
“The issue here is not about the legal ownership and possession of guns, either in one’s home or elsewhere,” Stern said in a statement announced about the suspension. “It is about possession of guns in the NBA workplace, which will not be tolerated.”
On Jan. 6 Arenas was given an indefinite suspension from Stern which has stood until now. He has missed a total of 12 NBA games.
The Washington Wizards are currently on a four game losing streak, and have only won three of the 12 games since Arenas has been suspended. The team has an abysmal record of 14-30, the fourth worst record in the NBA.
Attribution to Adrian Wojnarowski from Yahoo! Sports, who broke this story.
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