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The NBA's Washington Wizards have told locker room heat-packing star Gilbert Arenas that they believe he is in violation of his mammoth $111 million contract.

As a result of his actions - a gun-toting standoff with a teammate in the team's facility - the Wizards say they have the right to void Arena's deal, and may do so.

A team official was trading text messages with Arenas after the locker room incident with Javaris Crittenton, which sources say may have been caught on tape.

In one of the texts, the official told Arenas the team felt he violated the clause in his contract barring him from engaging in conduct detrimental to the team or NBA.

They could have the contract voided as a result.

AGENT ZERO DOLLARS: That's what Gil could be called soon.

Most NBA contracts contain morality clauses, but it's difficult to prove that legally and void a contract on such grounds. Case in point? Ron Artest still has a job.

Nevertheless, there are strong indications the Wizards want out of the deal. The team has been almost overly cooperative in the investigation targeting Arenas.

The rationale there? Criminal charges sure make it easier to prove a morality clause was violated. Perhaps they're secretly (or overtly) rooting for law enforcement.

Gilbert Arenas has been suspended indefinitely by the league.

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Surveillance cameras may have caught the Christmas Eve standoff in which basketball star Gilbert Arenas pulled a gun on his teammate, Javaris Crittenton.

The Washington Wizards have told District of Columbia police that they have locker room surveillance video but are having trouble downloading the footage.

Computer technicians are assisting the organization with the matter today.

If you think the video problems are a ruse so the Wizards can protect their star, think again. A source says the team is almost "over cooperative" with cops.

A TMZ source says it's "almost as if they want Arenas to go down," and "there is a better than 50/50 chance the U.S. Attorney will issue a felony warrant."

The NBA has suspended Arenas indefinitely.

AGENT ZERO BRAIN CELLS: What the heck was Gilbert Arenas thinking?

He has no license for the guns, and if he is charged with a felony, the Wizards could cite the morals clause in Arenas' $111 million contract and void it.

As for what caused the standoff, a law enforcement says it was all over a card game known as Bourré. Arenas allegedly owed Crittenton some money.

Crittenton apparently threatened Arenas to make good on his debt. Two days later, Arenas laid out his guns as a prank, telling him to collect the debt.

Instead of diffusing the tension, Crittenton became enraged and both NBA players ended up drawing on each other ... in the locker room. Astounding.

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NBA star Gilbert Arenas has been suspended indefinitely after a much-publicized incident in which he allegedly pulled a gun on a teammate in the locker room.

The Washington Wizards player will not be suiting up - or getting paid - until further notice. In a statement this afternoon, NBA commissioner David Stern said:

"Although it is clear that the actions of Mr. Arenas will ultimately result in a substantial suspension, and perhaps worse, his ongoing conduct has led me to conclude that he is not currently fit to take the court in an NBA game."

"Accordingly, I am suspending Mr. Arenas indefinitely, without pay, effective immediately pending the completion of the investigation by the NBA."

Arenas is under investigation for bringing guns to the Wizards' facility, the Verizon Center, and getting into a standoff with teammate Javaris Crittenton.

It's nice to see in this photo, taken before Tuesday night's win over the 76ers, that Gilbert Arenas and his teammates are taking the situation so seriously.

The star, who turns 28 today, is thought to have had four unlicensed guns in his possession and will likely face a grand jury investigation for the incident.

On December 24, Arenas is believed to have laid his guns out and told Crittenton to pick one and make good on a threat stemming from a card game.

Crittenton joked about what happens to people who don't honor debts, and Arenas, a practical joker, may have responded this way in hopes of diffusing any tension.

It did not. Instead, Crittenton, apparently also strapped, became enraged and the two ended up drawing on each other. Suffice it to say, the suspension is warranted.

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NBA star Gilbert Arenas packs heat. What he does not pack (or apply for, to put it more accurately) is a license for any of the weapons in his locker.

The Washington Wizards player, who is being investigated for allegedly pulling a gun on a teammate December 24, likely did so with an illegal gun.

Step Into the Arenas

He has no valid license to possess guns he stored in his locker in D.C., according to law enforcement sources, which could land him in big trouble.

There were reportedly four guns (not three, as had been reported) in Arenas' locker, including a gold-plated Desert Eagle - a gigantic handgun.

AGENT ZERO: Maybe Gilbert Arenas should change his nickname to 007.

The star could be charged with carrying a pistol without a license, which might mean strict punishment under the District of Columbia's tough gun laws.

Gilbert Arenas could also face assault charges from the alleged gun-toting standoff (what he calls a prank gone awry) with teammate Javaris Crittenton.

Sources say he will soon be under grand jury investigation.

D.C. police plan to bring in Washington Wizards coach Flip Saunders today for questioning, with GM Ernie Grunfeld to be brought in later this week.

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Gilbert Arenas of the Washington Wizards is known as Agent Zero, a nickname presumably derived his uniform number ... or his total number of brain cells.

The NBA star is in legal hot water after a prank gone awry. Perhaps he should have brought a squirt gun to work instead of keeping the real thing in his locker.

Arenas is set to meet with law enforcement officials today about a locker room dispute in which he supposedly pulled a gun on teammate Javaris Crittenton.

Here's the situation: Arenas admitted bringing three unloaded firearms to the Verizon Center, to get them out of the house and away from his kids at home.

But before a December 21 practice, he laid the guns on a chair, then told Crittenton to pick one and make good on a threat that stemmed from a card game on a late-night flight from Phoenix back to Washington two days earlier.

As the card game got more expensive, Crittenton joked about what happens to people who don't honor debts. Arenas has a reputation as a joker and laying out the guns may have been a way of trying to diffuse tension between the two.

Instead, the gesture enraged Crittenton, and according to the N.Y. Post and Yahoo! Sports, Arenas and Crittenton wound up drawing guns on each other.

"I can't speak on that," Arenas said, declining to elaborate.

"But if you know me, you've been here, I've never did anything (involving) violence. Anything I do is funny ... well, it's funny to me."

We'll see if local, federal and NBA officials agree.

Even if Arenas' legal headaches don't result in any charges, he still could face a lengthy suspension from NBA commissioner David Stern and/or tempt the Wizards to invoke a morals clause in the standard NBA player contract.

That could void the six-year, $111 million deal he signed in 2008.

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In 1995, Abe Pollin changed the name of his NBA franchise from the Washington Bullets to the Wizards because the "violent overtones" of bullets were upsetting.

One can only imagine how Pollin, who passed away a little over a month ago, would have reacted to this story about the Wizards' all-star player, Gilbert Arenas.

Arenas and a teammate, Javaris Crittenton, drew guns on each other during a Christmas Eve locker room argument over a gambling debt, according to reports.

Last week, the Wizards and Arenas acknowledged he stored unloaded firearms in a container in his locker, and the NBA said it was looking into the situation.

Arenas admitted he stores guns at the Verizon Center because he didn't want them in his house after his child's birth. But did he pull one on a teammate?

During that investigation, a dispute between Arenas and Crittenton - allegedly over the former not making good on a gambling debt - was revealed.


Confronted over money he allegedly owed, Gibert Arenas pulled a gun on Javaris Crittenton (0 and 8), who then also grabbed for a gun, the New York Post says.

Asked by the newspaper about the confrontation, Arenas denied pulling a gun on Crittenton. Arenas responded with a flurry of messages on Twitter, such as:

"I understand this is serious stuff ... but if u ever met me you know i dont do serious things im a goof ball this story today dont sound goofy to me."

That sounds like a denial ... sort of?

At practice Friday, Arenas declined to answer questions about the incident, but he did tell local TV station WJLA: "I like the story, it's intriguing."

Then, in response to questions whether anything had taken place between him and Crittenton, Arenas said: "I don't know." Well, that settles that.

"This is unprecedented," Billy Hunter of the NBA players' association said. "I've never heard of players pulling guns on each other in a locker room."

The Wizards "take this situation and the ongoing investigation very seriously," the team said. Washington, D.C., has some of the strictest gun laws in the U.S. The NBA allows players to legally possess firearms, but not at league facilities.

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