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Arenas Pleads Guilty to Felony Gun Charge

1/15/2010 5:19 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Gilbert Arenas just plead guilty to one felony count of carrying a pistol without a license.

Arenas Pleads Guilty to Felony Gun Charge

Arenas -- who was in court today in Washington, D.C. in connection with the locker room standoff he had with teammate Javaris Crittenton in late December-- has to turn in his passport and is no longer allowed to possess any firearms.

According to the U.S. Attorney, it all started during a chartered flight on December 19, when Arenas and a fellow teammate became "involved in a verbal exchange following a card game." During the spat, Arenas -- who claims it was just a joke -- and the teammate made "mutual threats to shoot one another."

The U.S. Attorney says two days later, Arenas -- who had brought four firearms to the Verizon Center -- "placed the firearms on the chair of a teammate with a note stating, reportedly in jest, "PICK 1.'" When the teammate arrived, Arenas stated, "You said you were going to shoot me, so I thought you would like some firepower. Pick One."

The U.S. Attorney says, "after this exchange, Arenas admitted to team management that he brought the firearms from his home in Virginia ... he also told team management that the teammate also had a firearm."

The investigation of the reported possession of a firearm by the teammate is ongoing, according to the U.S. Attorney ... who never mentions Javaris Crittenton's name.

Ken Wainstein, a lawyer for Gilbert Arenas, said afterward that Gilbert "accepted full responsibility for his actions, acknowledged that those actions were wrong and against the law, and has apologized to all who have been affected by his conduct."

A rep for the Wizards released a statement that says, "Gilbert Arenas has been a cornerstone of the Washington Wizards for six years. We are deeply saddened and disappointed in his actions that have led to the events of this afternoon. Gilbert used extremely poor judgment and is ultimately responsible for his own actions."

Arenas is due back in court on March 26.

As we first reported, Wizards GM Ernie Grunfeld texted Arenas shortly after the incident that he was in violation of his contract -- prohibiting players from bringing firearms into the stadium -- and that the team could void his contract as a result. This plea isn't going to help Arenas' case.

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now that is really funny ..... wonder why Arenas isn't laughing?

1740 days ago


Just a dumbass!!

1740 days ago


The 'good thing' is fiancee' will probably have (at least) two more kids by the time he gets out of a five year prison term. Make no mistake "Oh Yes", the potential is there ;-/ FWIW, I've heard and seen those trying to explain the following (similar situation) in the military over the 21 years I served -- his ole' Baby-Momma' will likely claim that (Gilbert) had so much "LOVE" pent up in him, that after a night of "Loving, Howling and Yowling" passion she woke up with a another newborn or a brand-new toddler.

This intelligent, sinister and thuggish seed continues to grow and spread...

1740 days ago


Glad to see him charged... What a dumb ass! Hey Arenas, Go F Yourself! Bitch!!

1740 days ago


X2O! Lumps Stumps&PUMPS please NOW put them ALL in black little smart cars give them some work uniforms with TMZ on the black and everyone will want a uniform and a black smart car..TV is for dress Ups NOT F`UPS~S

1740 days ago


TMZ`s super coffee for sell TMZ super uniforms for sell TMZ black smart car workforce SELLOUT your already there put on the THANG dress the FNUP...If everyone sees your black TMZ coat HAT and pants they WILL talk to you..hollywood is the land of the black shadows in the back grounds.GET your act togather WRITE some real smit????? them give them a black TMZ ball cap put a star on it if they HIT on teleplay...they are your players work them.

1740 days ago


Can we move on already? This ball playing idiot deserves EVERYTHING that happens to him. Hopefully...... jail time and the loss of his NBA contract.

The NBA should really think about the lousy image it portrays by allowing self absorbed, ignorant, hoodlums to represent it.

1740 days ago


I agree with Stacey (#10 comment) I am sick of pulling up the TMZ website and seeing "these thugs" too. It stands to reason, look at the TMZ staff almost all men and sports fans. It looks like we're stuck with it unless we tune in elsewhere and I for one don't want to so hopefully we'll see less. I only clicked on this one so I could add a comment.

1740 days ago


Not much of a broken law here, come on...bringing unloaded guns to work... Happens all the time with dumb hillbilly hunters showing off their new rifles. He has always been a comedian in the NBA, this was just a joke he took a little to far. All of these comments are way to harsh. Leave the guy alone!

1740 days ago

Jack Bauer    

I never liked this prick!!!

Get him out of the NBA!!!

1740 days ago


David Stern better expel this thug for life from the NBA. Its time once and for all these thug wanna be's and sex addict CADS get the message---enough of this nonsense.

Stern, step up, do the right thing and get control of that Thug League. Right now its been a disgrace filled with rapists, attempted rapists, thugs, druggies, and thieves.

Step N Fetch Its entertaining the White Man is all its become. Clean it up and restore it to respectability.

1740 days ago


5 years.... send a message!

1740 days ago


Its ok he still got his hands when he gets robbed he can use his hands to shoot em up like in the pregame dance.

1740 days ago
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