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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, January 25, 2010

NBA: 2nd Wizards player pleads guilty to gun charge

Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON — Washington Wizards guard Javaris Crittenton has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor gun charge — 10 days after teammate Gilbert Arenas pleaded guilty to a felony gun charge.

Crittenton pleaded guilty Monday afternoon to possession of an unregistered firearm. Prosecutors are expected to drop a second misdemeanor charge of attempted carrying a pistol without a license.
Prosecutors say they won’t oppose a sentence of probation.
Crittenton’s lawyer, Peter H. White, says Crittenton brought a legally owned, unloaded handgun to Washington “only because he legitimately feared for his life.” He says the player accepts responsibility for his conduct.
Arenas pleaded guilty on Jan. 15 to a felony gun charge connected to a locker-room argument that is believed to have involved Crittenton.