NBA Suspends Arenas, Crittenton for Season

Pair admitted bringing guns into Washington Wizards locker room
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 27, 2010 6:09 PM CST
Washington Wizards' Gilbert Arenas, left, and Javaris Crittenton are shown.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Washington Wizards teammates Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton were suspended without pay for the remainder of the season—38 games—today by NBA commissioner David Stern, who said guns in the workplace "will not be tolerated." Both admitted taking guns into the Wizards' locker room, a violation of the collective bargaining agreement, following a dispute on a team flight. Stern said both expressed remorse, but added, "nevertheless, there is no justification for their conduct."

Arenas, who is forfeiting about $147,200 per game, had already been suspended indefinitely this month. Crittenton, who met with Stern yesterday, will lose about $13,435 per game. Arenas pleaded guilty Jan. 15 to a felony gun charge after an alleged confrontation with Crittenton in the Verizon Center. Arenas, who is scheduled to be sentenced March 26, is in the second season of a 6-year, $111 million contract.

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