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Crittenton charged with gun counts [Updated]

Metro writer Keith Alexander reports that Wizards reserve guard Javaris Crittenton was charged today with unlawful possession of a firearm, which is a felony, and attempting to carry a pistol without a licence a misdemeanor. with two gun counts.

Crittenton, 22, was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and attempting to carry a pistol without a license, both misdemeanors. Each charge carries a maximum year in jail. Law enforcement and NBA sources said Crittenton is working on a plea agreement in which Crittenton would plead guilty to one of the misdemeanors.

The charges stem from the now-infamous incident in the Wizards' locker room at Verizon Center on Dec. 21 involving teammate Gilbert Arenas.

Update [3:15]: Crittenton pleaded guilty in D.C. Superior Court to a misdemeanor gun possession charge. As part of a plea agreement, prosecutors agreed to drop a second misdemeanor charge and recommend a sentence of probation. Senior Judge Bruce Beaudin agreed with the prosecutor's suggestion and sentenced Crittenton to one year of unsupervised probation and $1,250 in fines.

By Alexa Steele  |  January 25, 2010; 1:50 PM ET
 
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Comments

Did they find the gun Crit allegedly brandished?

Posted by: artiesliver | January 25, 2010 1:56 PM | Report abuse

So I guess it's Gil's fault that Critt had a gun too.

Posted by: SDMDTSU | January 25, 2010 1:57 PM | Report abuse

Its funny how Gil gets the felony but Critt only gets the misemenor. Stern will also give Gil way more time than Critt. Its also funny how Critt said he felt threatened. You definitely have to break that up now.

I also find it funny how they say that Critt's gun was unloaded. How do they know that? Because he said so? They never found it. Why would Critt bring a gun if its unloaded? Its clear that Gil's think was a joke even if it wasnt funny but Critt brought a gun for serious reasons and people say that he cocked it. Either way I find it hard to believe that he didnt have any bullets. It just sounds more like they just want to get Gil.

Posted by: dlts20 | January 25, 2010 3:26 PM | Report abuse

I also find it funny how they say that Critt's gun was unloaded. How do they know that? Because he said so? They never found it. Why would Critt bring a gun if its unloaded? Its clear that Gil's think was a joke even if it wasnt funny but Critt brought a gun for serious reasons and people say that he cocked it. Either way I find it hard to believe that he didnt have any bullets. It just sounds more like they just want to get Gil. He feared for his life but brought an unloaded weapon?

Posted by: dlts20 | January 25, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Dude gets probation when he's the one that wanted to fight Gil 1st and Gil is the 1st one to cooperate?

Posted by: dlts20 | January 25, 2010 4:59 PM | Report abuse

Even though they never found the gun, there were witnesses. That's why he pleaded guilty.

Gil brought four guns and had a prior conviction, that's why his was a felony. Crittenton has no priors.

And the reason his lawyer is claiming it's unloaded is because no one can prove otherwise. All witnesses can say is he cocked it, but there is no gun and no way to prove that it was loaded.

That's the way the game is played.

Posted by: jimwest20 | January 25, 2010 5:57 PM | Report abuse

Gilby was clearly the bad influence (disguised as quirky) on the team and had a negative effect on both veteran players and young dudes like Critt.

Gilby deserves to be gone.

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | January 25, 2010 9:18 PM | Report abuse

"Dude gets probation when he's the one that wanted to fight Gil 1st and Gil is the 1st one to cooperate?"

Posted by: dlts20

lol...wow, you seem to know more than what was reported. Where you there? What was reported was that after a heated exchange of stupidity over gambling that Crittendon did offer to fight Arenas to which Arenas replied "no", but then Arenas replied he would shoot Crittenton in the head (that's nonthreatening, right?). Crittenton then said he would shoot Arenas in his surgically repaired knee. Now all this stupidity probably would have blown over had Arenas not thought it funny to do what he did with his four guns. Nice display of leadership by Arenas the franchise player and poor display of judgment by both players. But, again, Crittenton was much smarter in the aftermath and less self incriminating, therefore, he gets off with a much lighter punishment.

Posted by: rphilli721 | January 25, 2010 9:19 PM | Report abuse

Ed: Were you there?

"Gilby was clearly the bad influence (disguised as quirky) on the team and had a negative effect on both veteran players and young dudes like Critt.

Gilby deserves to be gone."

Well said. It's time for GA and his quirkiness to hit the road. I wonder how much of a negative effect on players like AB, NY, and JM GA really had. I'm sure there is some retardation of their growth that is a result of having him as their teammate and "leader"/franchise player. Then with true professionals like AJ and CB he was probably a daily headache that wouldn't go away. Eventually things were going to implode as they finally did this season. That's why you don't give that much money to guys like Arenas who don't possess any intangibles no matter how talented they are. There are many malcontents in NBA history that have destroyed franchises with both their behavior and contracts. Count GA as one of them.

Posted by: rphilli721 | January 25, 2010 9:27 PM | Report abuse

Question: if you really felt you're life were in danger, would you bring an unloaded gun to protect yourself?

Posted by: DCUnited2 | January 25, 2010 9:55 PM | Report abuse

Are we allowed to curse on this site? That story is the biggest load of BS. Why play into what a lying defense lawyer has to say? Jeez, what a way to make a living, lying and obscuring the truth every day for your paycheck. I'm pretty much a live and let live type of guy, but I really disrespect obscuring the truth. I love the folks who quote the defense lawyer rather than the generally accepted witness accounts. No I wasn't there, but I sure as heck don't believe the f'ing defense lawyer. Lord, do I dislike that profession. Cancel this posting if you like, but anyone saying the person who obscures the truth is "smarter" than the person who admits to his mistakes is a one dimensional observer. Crittenton should have reported the threat if he felt it was that bad. If that gun was unloaded and it was for self defense, why did it disappear? Sorry Critt, you need to be off this team asap, for reason of morals, if no other.

Posted by: ragtop4spd | January 25, 2010 10:40 PM | Report abuse

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