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Wizards statement on Arenas, Crittenton

The Washington Wizards released the following statement today:

The NBA announced today that they have suspended Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton for the remainder of the season. We understand and fully support their decision.

Both players violated D.C. laws and NBA rules by bringing guns into the locker room. Their poor judgment has also violated the trust of our fans and stands in contrast to everything Abe Pollin stood for throughout his life. It is widely known that Mr. Pollin took the extraordinary step of changing the team name from "Bullets" to "Wizards" in 1997 precisely to express his abhorrence of gun violence in our community. We hope that this negative situation can produce something positive by serving as a reminder that gun violence is a serious issue.

We look forward to putting this unfortunate incident behind us and once again focusing our full attention on playing exciting basketball in front of our great fans at Verizon Center.

Ernie Grunfeld, President, Washington Wizards
Irene Pollin, Principal Owner, Washington Sports and Entertainment (WSE)
Robert Pollin, Chief Executive Officer, WSE
James Pollin, President, WSE

By Alexa Steele  |  January 27, 2010; 5:41 PM ET
 
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Comments

Goodbye... BUM... we traded a first rounder back to Memphis for this guy??

Posted by: tony325 | January 27, 2010 5:53 PM | Report abuse

Exciting basketball? Spare us, Ernie. Don't let the door (or Ted's foot) hit you in the ass on the way out.

Posted by: TheFunBunch | January 27, 2010 6:01 PM | Report abuse

OK. Ernie. It is time to ship I.Q. Zero and his followers, the dumb brigade, out of town. Let them go to the fools who might take them.

Posted by: hock1 | January 27, 2010 6:19 PM | Report abuse

We look forward to putting this unfortunate incident behind us and once again focusing our full attention on playing exciting basketball in front of our great fans at Verizon Center.

The only thing the Bullets will do is put this behind them. But playing exciting basketball in front of great fans? I don't see that happening.

Posted by: hessone | January 27, 2010 6:51 PM | Report abuse

Translation: Don't let the door hit you where the good lord split you...

Posted by: randysbailin | January 27, 2010 9:31 PM | Report abuse

"focusing our full attention on playing exciting basketball in front of our great fans at Verizon Center." Your full attention produced THIS roster?! I was kinda hoping on a crack-induced bender, then maybe there'd be hope. But if this is the best you can do, it's time to consider a career change. Metro's hiring...

Posted by: gbooksdc | January 27, 2010 10:32 PM | Report abuse

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