Gilbert Arenas' Dueling Partner Pleads Guilty

Javaris Crittenton hit with 1 year probation for gun possession
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 25, 2010 2:38 PM CST
Gilbert Arenas of the Wizards and attorney Kenneth Wainstein arrive at Superior Court in Washington, Friday, Jan. 15, 2010.   (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)
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(Newser) – The dispute that started with gambling on a Washington Wizards team flight and spilled over into a locker room confrontation claimed its second victim today, when Javaris Crittenton pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor gun possession charge. Gilbert Arenas, who pleaded guilty to a felony and has been indefinitely suspended from the NBA, awaits sentencing in March. Under a plea bargain, Crittenton was sentenced to 1 year of unsupervised probation, fined $1,250, and ordered to perform community service, the Washington Post reports.

Crittenton's lawyer said the 22-year-old guard "has never before been arrested or charged with any crime, and with today's misdemeanor plea to possession of an unregistered firearm, accepts responsibility for his conduct. He looks forward to explaining his actions to the NBA and returning to the basketball court as soon as possible."

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