Gilbert Arenas Suspended Indefinitely After Meeting with David Stern

January 6th, 2010 by Matthew Brown Leave a reply »
The Gilbert Arenas saga continues as the maligned Wizards point guard was suspended indefinitely without pay by NBA commissioner David Stern.

Happy 28th, Gil!

The punishment comes as no surprise in the wake of the locker room incident dating back to December of last year which featured Arenas producing firearms from his locker in the name of a joke. However, the statement from Stern leads me to believe that the suspension is due to Arenas' conduct since the incident rather than the incident itself.

"Although it is clear that the actions of Mr. Arenas will ultimately result in a substantial suspension, and perhaps worse," Stern said. "His ongoing conduct has led me to conclude that he is not currently fit to take the court in an NBA game."

In short, Stern is punishing Arenas more for his foolish Twitter posts, nonchalant responses to the media, and pointing his index fingers as if they were guns in a pre-game warm-up scene during Washington's game against Philadelphia on Dec. 5.

Further consequences could be on the horizon for Arenas, as the NBA is conducting their own investigation in addition to the investigation being ...

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