January 16, 2010

Arenas Pleads Guilty

News Item: Gilbert Arenas pleads guilty to gun charge.

I'm still wondering exactly what the big deal is here. Sure, he did an exceedingly dumb thing and exhibited appallingly poor judgment throughout the situation- but he caused harm to no one, and seems like the victim of a plot by his general manager to get his contract voided. I bet Ed Stefanski is already planning to plant a gun in Elton Brand's locker.

Then there's the matter of the original New York Post account- of Arenas and Jarvis Crittendon pulling guns on each other- being completely off the mark. Does any reporter in any specialty in the country get major stuff wrong as often as Peter Vecsey does?

Of course, the Society of Sanctimonious Sportswriters position is "Ban Him For Life!" Probably because it would "send a message."

Posted by Stephen Silver at January 16, 2010 05:10 PM
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