Bullets-forever_4458_tiny by Mike Prada on Jan 27, 2010 2:55 PM EST in Agent Zeroisms Comment 2 comments
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According to Michael Lee, the NBA will announce later today that Gilbert Arenas has been suspended for the rest of the NBA season.
Lee reports that Arenas was actually the one to suggest his punishment, and Stern agreed with Arenas' judgement. The NBA Players Association doesn't plan on fighting the decision.
At the end of the day, this is pretty much what was expected. I don't really have a problem with it and I'm personally happy that Arenas wasn't suspended for any longer. It speaks volumes that Arenas went ahead and suggested this punishment. Perhaps Stern told Arenas to do this as a way to see how remorseful he was. Perhaps Arenas legitimately worried he'd be suspended for longer. Either way, it gives you an idea how seriously everyone now takes this.
Not sure, Stern did say that the contract voiding is up to the team.
The suspension is without pay. The contract voiding issue is separate, and I am sure that GA is going to try like hell to stay out of jail. If he ends up in jail, that will add a lot of weight to voiding things.
Some good points on why he agreed to take the rest of the season suspension. Has Gilbert attempted to do any commercials about guns, show up at events, maybe do some speaking at schools or places? Kinda like acknowledging what he did was wrong but dont make the same mistakes he did. One of those campaign runs if you call it that. Go on radios whatever.