Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Prosecutors say Arenas should get 3 months in jail; lawyer seeks probation

WASHINGTON -- Prosecutors say NBA star Gilbert Arenas should go to jail for three months for bringing guns into the Washington Wizards locker room. His lawyer says the appropriate punishment is probation and community service.

Both sides filed sentencing memoranda Tuesday, three days before the Wizards point guard is to be sentenced for a felony gun charge.

Arenas pleaded guilty Jan. 15 to one count of violating the District of Columbia's gun laws. As part of the plea deal, the government said it would not seek more than six months, although the judge can give Arenas anywhere from probation to the charge's maximum term of five years.

Arenas has been suspended for the rest of the season by the NBA.

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