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Discussion in 'Sports' started by The Boss, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. The Boss

    The Boss JF-Expert Member

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    Report: Arenas, teammate had gun standoff



    Updated Jan 1, 2010 12:45 PM EDT
    Did Gilbert Arenas pull a gun on a teammate in the Wizards' locker room?

    Arenas and Javaris Crittenton drew guns on each other during a Christmas Eve gambling dispute, according to a report in the New York Post.

    According to the report, Crittenton became angry when Arenas refused to make good on a gambling debt and shouted "I'm not your punk!"

    That's when Arenas reportedly pulled a gun from his locker, prompting Crittenton to do the same.

    A friend of Crittenton, Kendrick "Bookie Ball" Long, told the Post the third-year player discussed the altercation with him.

    "He (Arenas) was (expletive) with him; he (Crittenton) was just defending himself!" said Long, who would only say the the dispute was over money.

    Arenas has said he brought unloaded guns from home and stored them in his locker to keep them away from his children.

    D.C. police said Tuesday it is investigating a report that weapons were found inside a locker room at the Verizon Center, where the Washington Wizards play.

    Last week, the Wizards said that guard Gilbert Arenas stored unloaded firearms in a container in his locker at the arena and that the NBA was looking into the situation. But Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman Gwendolyn Crump did not mention Arenas or the team in a one-sentence statement on the investigation.

    Arenas acknowledged he was being investigated after the Wizards' 110-98 loss to Oklahoma City on Tuesday night but he did not specify if it was by the NBA or police.

    "They've been (investigating) for the last two weeks," Arenas said. "You guys just found out about it."

    Arenas said he was cooperating with the investigation and that he hadn't brandished the weapons in the team's dressing room.

    "They just want to know where I got them from," Arenas said. "They want to make sure they're not dirty guns."

    Crump did not immediately answer a follow-up e-mail asking if Arenas was under investigation.

    The statement said: "Members of the Metropolitan Police Department are currently assisting the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia with an investigation into an allegation that weapons were located inside a locker room at the Verizon Center."

    Information from the Associated Press was used in this story
  2. Abdulhalim

    Abdulhalim JF-Expert Member

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    Gambling is a big problem even for high-earners..this is just amazing.