Skip to comments.Sources: NBA could suspend Arenas
Posted on 01/05/2010 3:13:44 PM PST by OldDeckHand
The NBA has not ruled out suspending Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas before the legal process plays out fully in Arenas' gun-possession case, according to sources close to the situation.
Although it has been widely expected that league officials will abide by their usual practice -- which is to wait for penalties to be meted out through the legal system before imposing their own sanctons -- sources told ESPN.com that suspending Arenas while he awaits his legal fate remains an option under consideration by NBA commissioner David Stern depending on how long the case goes because Arenas has already admitted to possessing firearms on Wizards property.
That is a key distinction between Arenas' situation and other off-court disciplinary matters, such as the September arrest of Cleveland's Delonte West on weapons charges after a motorcycle-speeding incident. Arenas has already admitted to breaking league rules on gun possession both publicly and to federal investigators.
"I don't think anything has been ruled out," one source said Tuesday.
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Not in the NFL?
Let me or you brandish a weapon at work and "jokingly" threaten to shoot one of your co-workers and see what kind of treatment you get from your boss, co-workers, the police and the press.
From what I understand, the prosecutor took the case to the grand jury yesterday morning. He's awaiting the true bill.
Had he fired the gun that would have increased his odds of being suspended by 20%.
Will they only play in Stadiums now?
Suspend?? Wow, they are throwing the book at him!