The AP reports:
Washington Wizards guard Javaris Crittenton pleaded guilty to a misdemeanour gun charge Monday, explaining he had a pistol because he feared teammate Gilbert Arenas would shoot him or blow up his car after the two argued over a card game.
Monday’s hearing was the first time authorities confirmed Crittenton was the other player involved in the confrontation with Arenas, who pleaded guilty Jan. 15 to a felony gun charge.
D.C. Superior Court Senior Judge Bruce Beaudin sentenced Crittenton, 22, to a year of unsupervised probation after Crittenton pleaded guilty to misdemeanour possession of an unregistered firearm. Beaudin ordered Crittenton to mentor young people in Washington and to help with relief efforts for Haiti.
Beaudin didn’t order a specific amount of community service but said his lawyer must report regularly on the work. Crittenton must also pay a $1,000 fine and $250 (all figures U.S.) into a victims’ fund.