Bunk Bed Time for Arenas

Wizards star now living in halfway house

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    It’s not the hotel rooms he’s accustomed to while on the road with the Washington Wizards, but Gilbert Arenas’ new digs are certainly better than a jail cell.

    The star basketball player reported to a Montgomery County halfway house as expected Sunday, according to a report by the Associated Press.

    Peek Inside Arenas's Halfway House

    [DC] Peek Inside Arenas's Halfway House
    Take a look inside the Rockville halfway house where Washington Wizards basketball star Gilbert Arenas will be spending a month. (Published Monday, Apr 5, 2010)

    All the rooms at the Rockville, Md., facility have bunk beds that are shared by two residents. Officials promised that Arenas would be given no preferential treatment.

    The halfway house may seem like a five-star hotel compared to the county jail where Arenas spent Friday and Saturday night.

    Still, sharing a bunk bed and common living area with a group of strangers will only be part of Gilbert Arenas’ life for the next month.  He only has to sleep at the halfway house, checking out in the morning and signing back in every night.

    During the day, Arenas is working off some of his 400 hours of community service requirement.  News4 has learned that some of that time will be making presentations to youthful offenders about the dangers of violence and firearms.

    Arenas pleaded guilty in January to possessing a gun with a license.  The felony charge came after an incident in which he brought guns into the Washington Wizards locker room.