Punished

Wizards' Arenas Sentenced to Halfway House

Suspended Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas must do time in a halfway house after violating D.C. gun laws and bringing weapons into an NBA locker room. The player was involved in a quarrel over a gambling debt with a teammate. Arenas threw down a gauntlet of sorts, threatening Javaris Crittenton by placing several firearms in front of his locker with a note that read "PICK 1." Prosecutors pushed for a harsher sentence, insisting that Arenas' fame mitigated the consequences, while Arenas' defense argued that he was merely playing a prank. Arenas apologized while on trial, saying "Every day, I wake up wishing it did not happen."