Gilbert Arenas Sentenced to 2 Years Probation

Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas will not be spending a day in jail. Superior Court Judge Robert Morin found it enough to give Arenas a two-year probation for showing off his guns in the team’s locker room, saying that the player was a generally “decent person” and was genuinely remorseful about the incident.

Morin also ordered Arenas to serve 400 hours of community service and pay $5,000, which would be used to help victims of violent crimes. The sentence was a disappointment to the prosecutors, who had asked for a three-month prison term plus 300 hours of community service. According to prosecution leader Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher Kavanaugh, the court should not be lenient against Arenas as the basketball star had committed a gun offense in the past.

In admitting showing his remorse, Arenas told the judge that he was “very sorry that this all happened,” adding that the act was “stupid and irresponsible.” In January, the NBA suspended Arenas and teammate Javaris Crittenton for the rest of the season after the two brought their guns into the locker room.