Saturday, March 27, 2010

Gilbert Arenas Dodges Bullet in Sentencing

Arenas was just sentenced to 30 days in a halfway house for his gun-wielding locker room confrontation last year with one of his Washington Wizards teammates.
Arenas pled guilty on January 15 to one felony count of carrying a pistol without a license.

Washington Wizards All-Star guard Gilbert Arenas was sentenced on Friday to two years' probation for a gun-toting standoff in the NBA team's locker room.

The judge showed leniency to Arenas, who avoided serving jail time after pleading guilty to felony weapons possession for bringing four guns to work.

Arenas must spend 30 days in a halfway house, perform 400 hours' community service and contribute at least $5,000 to a fund for violent crime victims.

"I am very sorry that this all happened," Arenas said in soft, even tones. "Every day, I wake up and I wish it didn't happen."

Morin said Arenas was remorseful for his role in a December locker room confrontation and "basically a good person" before he sentenced Arenas to 30 days in a halfway house and two years supervised probation. Arenas, who pleaded guilty to a single felony count of possessing a gun without a license, will also be required to serve 400 hours of community service, donate $5,000 to a victims of violent crimes fund and register as a gun offender in Washington.

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