Gilbert Arenas Sentenced to Probation in Gun Case

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Washington Wizards All-Star guard Gilbert Arenas was sentenced on Friday to two years' probation for a gun-toting standoff in the NBA team's locker room.

The judge showed leniency to Arenas, who avoided serving jail time after pleading guilty to felony weapons possession for bringing four guns to work.

Arenas must spend 30 days in a halfway house, perform 400 hours' community service and contribute at least $5,000 to a fund for violent crime victims.

The judge said he accepted responsibility, was genuinely remorseful, and was a "decent person" who performed acts of charity and kindness to strangers.

Arenas, wearing a dark suit and tie while showing no emotion, admitted his acts were "stupid and irresponsible. I am very sorry that this all happened."

BANG, BANG: Gilbert Arenas won't be doing prison time for packing heat, but he won't be suiting up with his Washington Wizards teammates anytime soon.

Under a plea deal, prosecutors agreed not to seek more than six months in jail for Arenas. But the judge in the case was not bound by the agreement and could have sentenced him to as little as probation or up to five years in prison.

Prosecutors, led by Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher Kavanaugh, had recommended that Arenas, who is suspended indefinitely, serve three months of incarceration, three years' probation and be required to do 300 hours of community service.

Kavanaugh told the judge that Gilbert Arenas was convicted of a similar gun offense previously, that he gave multiple versions of the event, that he attempted to hide the truth and had failed to show genuine remorse. But it was not to be.

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