Gilbert Arenas Denies Gambling, Says He Used Bad Judgement

- By Bossip Staff Categories: News, SMH, Sports

This guy again:

Gilbert Arenas said Saturday he used “bad judgment” in bringing guns into the Washington Wizards locker room. He also denied that he gambles and said there are misconceptions in the various stories about a dispute between himself and teammate Javaris Crittenton.

As for the rest, he said he’ll tell it to authorities on Monday. Arenas spoke following the Wizards’ 97-86 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday night. His remarks came after two days of reports about the investigation into the guns he kept at the Verizon Center — and about an hour after the family of late Wizards owner Abe Pollin said it was “extremely poor judgment” that the guns were there in the first place. “I agree,” Arenas said. “That’s bad judgment on my part to store them in here, and I take responsibility for that.”

Arenas skirted other questions about the matter. Two officials within the league who have been briefed on the investigation told The Associated Press on Saturday that it involves a dispute over card-playing gambling debts and a heated discussion in the locker room. Neither official was told of Arenas and Crittenton actually drawing guns on each other — as the New York Post has reported. Both officials spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.

Asked about guns being drawn, Arenas said: “I can’t speak on that. But if you know me, you’ve been here, I’ve never did anything (involving) violence. Anything I do is funny — well, it’s funny to me.” Asked if the accounts of what happened have been blown out of proportion, Arenas laughed and said: “A little. I give money away for free,” he said. “I think if I owed someone some money, I think I’d pay it up. I play poker on my phone or my computer. If I lose, I just reset the game. I don’t gamble. I don’t do anything like that.”



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  • channy

    poor gilbert. shaq sent him into this downward spiral.

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  • Be Original

    Both of them need to be suspended for the balance of the year. This isn’t the damn O.K. Corral.

  • fantasy!

    Thanks to these idiots, i’ll never go to a Wizards game again!! I just dont get what the h3ll is going on with Athelets these days. This to me just goes to prove that all the money in the world can’t cover up what’s in the heart. If it’s in your heart eventually it will come out.

  • channy

    also. he’s GOING to do some jail time. unless he pays his way out. automatic felony in DC.

  • Brotherman

    I’m sorry but my heart is beginning to soften towards his(Arenas’) fiance. Who’d want to be around a first rate idiot like that anyway? The NBA would be better off without him.

  • Gimmeabreak78

    @Marquis de Sade

    Clutch the pearls! Did you say a black man needs to accept responsibility for something?

    *said with love* :)

  • Sydney™

    I may be naïve, but why would a professional athlete need to carry a gun to begin with?

  • HA!

    Should be punished

  • http://aol ebonieladi

    A few seasons back Sebastian Telfair was caught at the airport with a gun in his luggage and the NBA suspended him for the whole season because they said they had a zero tolerance policy against guns and his career went into the toilet.. Let’s sit back and see how they handle these idiots pulling guns out in the locker room. Will there be a double standard?

  • Daywalker(THE DAYDREAM!!!)

    1/3/10, 12:01:pm

    I may be naïve, but why would a professional athlete need to carry a gun to begin with?

    You know why, Syd…..And trust me, it’s not because of the media…. :roll:

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  • white male

    Arenas is one of the highest paid players in the league. If he loses his cotract somehow it would be a huge deal.

  • Kigali- I will check you

    You wouldnt see Reggie Bush doing any of this crap.

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