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Washington Post: Wizards' Javaris Crittenton charged with gun counts

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Via Washington Post (guess they found his gun): "Crittenton was charged Monday with unlawful possession of a firearm, which is a felony and attempting to carry a pistol without a license, a misdemeanor. Sources say Crittenton is working on a plea agreement to drop the felony and plead to the misdemeanor." UPDATE: Javaris Crittenton's lawyer released the following statement: There has been a great deal of misinformation published about this event and about Javaris Crittenton. Mr. Crittenton brought a lawfully owned, unloaded handgun into Washington, DC only because he legitimately feared for his life. The government's proffer of facts to be filed today acknowledges that his handgun was not loaded and that he never threatened anyone with it. The gun was legally purchased, but bringing it into the District, even for self defense, violated the city's strict gun control laws. Mr. Crittenton, who was 21 years old at the time of this incident, 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. UPDATE: Wow, this moved fast. Apparently, Crittenton's already been sentenced to one year probation and a $1,250 fine. As Michael Lee points out, that's roughly what Gil owed him anyway for the gambling debt. UPDATE: I'm with Michael Lee, the Proffer of Facts is worded really strangely. Here's what it says: There is no evidence that Crittenton ever chambered a round...raised or pointed the firearm. Not, "It's not true," but rather "there is no evidence." Then again, this could just be legal-speak, so don't hold me to it. In other news, per Lee's Twitter, a) Crittenton did turn in his gun, though it's unclear when, and b) according to the Proffer, when Crittenton took out his gun, Arenas said "You're going to need more than that little gun." UPDATE: Wizards' statement: "The charges filed today against Javaris Crittenton and his subsequent plea represent another disappointing development in what has already been a long and frustrating process for the team, the NBA and, most importantly, our fans. Javaris clearly used very bad judgment in this situation and will now face the consequences of his actions." UPDATE: In case you thought David Stern would let Arenas off easier because of Crittenton's plea, think again, says Ken Berger of CBS Sportsline. All signs seem to be pointing toward a season-long suspension for both, though it's interesting that Berger brings up the Delonte West situation as a potential mitigating factor for Arenas. Also, according to Berger, the three Wizards in the locker room at the time were Mike Miller, Randy Foye and DeShawn Stevenson.
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