‘Felony Franks (#1)’
courtesy of ‘JOE M500’
Gilbert Arenas is now facing felony weapons charges related to the gun events in the Wizards locker room. The Post is reporting that Arenas is also seeking a plea deal related to the case.
Throw the book at ’em, DC.
Update: The max he’s facing is five years and a fine for his trouble, which would indicate it’s just a single charge instead of one charge per gun, which was initially bandied about. The Post has further detail about the incident which was previously not released:
The guns became an issue after Arenas and Wizards teammate Javaris Crittenton got into an argument after a card game and Crittenton allegedly said he should shoot Arenas in his surgically repaired left knee, sources have said. Days later on Dec. 21, at Verizon Center, Arenas placed the guns on a chair next to Crittenton’s locker with a note that said “pick one.”
Actually, those exact details about the incident have been well reported for almost a week now, maybe longer.
And I’d say charging him with a felony that could result in five years in prison for a prank involving unloaded guns that injured no one pretty much is throwing the book at him, isn’t it? It’s pretty clear the man foolishly and willfully violated DC’s gun laws, but would society genuinely be better off if he was locked away for five years?
I haven’t been paying too much attention to the details of this case, and just noticed that one of the guns Arenas brought to the VZ Ctr was a gold-plated Desert Eagle.
Arenas is know to be an avid video gamer. Perhaps he wanted to have the Call of Duty 4 gun you get at an advanced level? For those not familiar, the COD4 golden Desert Eagle was a way to show off how far you had gotten in the game, sorta like a badge of honor.