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Wizards Gun Inquiry Takes New Turn

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    Wizards Gun Inquiry Takes New Turn
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    As differing accounts of what really happened in the Wizards locker room with Gilbert Arenas and his guns surface, Agent Zero has taken to the Twitter-sphere to defend himself.

    they say bad decisions make for great stories...only true if u dont take urself too serious..see u guys in rated x hours ..LOL

    Arenas originally said he wouldn't start tweeting until he picked up one million followers on his Twitter account (twitter.com/gilbertarenas). But that before he was accused of pulling a gun (unloaded) on a teammate and getting into a standoff with him, as FanIQ noted.  

    Agent Zero is going bonkers on Twitter right now, talking about literally everything, from Shaq's supposed affair with his fiancee to, uh, the gun incident.

    Arenas Under Fire

    [DC] Arenas Under Fire
    News4 has learned the New York Post story on what happened in the locker room differs considerably from what Gilbert Arenas told police about it.
    (Published Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010)

    The latest account of the so-called incident has Arenas and teammate Javaris Crittenton arguing over a gambling debt on the team plane on Dec. 19, according to NBA Fanhouse. A couple of days later, Arenas allegedly laid out three of his guns next to Crittenton's locker and told the young guard to choose one.

    The New York Post, meanwhile, reported that Arenas drew a gun on Crittenton during a Christmas Eve locker room confrontation by Crittenton over a gambling debt -- a version that Arenas has denied and that also differs considerably from what the DC Metropolitan Police Department was told, News4 learned.

    On Christmas Eve, the Wizards announced that Arenas had brought unloaded firearms in a container in his locker at the arena, reportedly to keep the guns away from his children. The team said that the NBA was looking into the situation.

    The Post, citing an anonymous source, reported in Friday’s edition that the standoff was sparked when Crittenton became angry at Arenas for refusing to make good on a gambling debt. That prompted Arenas to draw on Crittenton, who then also grabbed for a gun, league security sources told the newspaper.

    The Post's account of the incident follows:

    "I'm not your punk!" Crittenton shouted at Arenas, according to a league source close to the Wizards.

    That prompted Arenas to draw on Crittenton, who then also grabbed for a gun, league security sources said.

    A playground pal of Crittenton's from Atlanta, Kendrick "Bookie Ball" Long, confirmed the locker-room standoff and said he learned of it directly from the third-year player out of Georgia Tech.

    "He [Arenas] was f- - -ing with him; he [Crittenton] was just defending himself!" declared Long, who said the dispute was over money but would not elaborate.

    Asked by the Post about the confrontation, Arenas denied pulling a gun on Crittenton.

    The team made the following statement on Friday:

    "The Washington Wizards take this situation and the ongoing investigation very seriously.  We are continuing to cooperate fully with the proper authorities and the NBA and will have no further comment at this time."

    “This is unprecedented in the history of sports,” Billy Hunter, executive director of the Player’s Association, tells the Post. “I’ve never heard of players pulling guns on each other in a locker room.”

    Now, the federal government is also involved. Ben Friedman, a spokesman for the US Attorney’s Office in D.C., told the Post “we’re working with the Metropolitan Police Department on the investigation.”