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Posted on: Friday, January 15, 2010

NBA: Arenas pleads guilty to felony gun possession


Associated Press

WASHINGTON ó Washington Wizards star Gilbert Arenas has pleaded guilty to carrying a pistol without a license, a felony conviction that could jeopardize his future in the NBA.

Arenas pleaded guilty to violating the cityís gun laws as part of a plea bargain in D.C. Superior Court.
Defense attorney Kenneth Wainstein says prosecutors agreed they wonít seek a sentence longer than the low end of sentencing guidelines. A pre-sentence report isnít done, but itís estimated the low end calls for no more than six months behind bars.
Prosecutor Chris Kavanaugh gave some details of the confrontation between Arenas and another player that led to the charge. Kavanaugh says it stemmed from a Dec. 19 dispute over a card game on the Wizardsí flight home from Phoenix.
Arenas has been suspended indefinitely by the NBA.