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Ex-Wildcat Gilbert Arenas suspended without pay

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WASHINGTON - Ex-Wildcat and current NBA player Gilbert Arenas has been suspended without pay following allegations of pulling a gun out on a teammate, AP reports say.

NBA commissioner David Stern has indefinitely suspended Gilbert Arenas, saying the Washington Wizards guard is"not currently fit to take the court" for a game.

The news comes after Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton--both players on the Washington Wizards-- reportedly drew guns on each other during a locker-room argument over a gambling debt.

Players' union executive director Billy Hunter called the matter "unprecedented in the history of sports."

"I've never heard of players pulling guns on each other in a locker room," he told the Washington Post.

Arenas, in the second season of a six-year, $111 million contract, was suspended for Washington's season opener in 2004 because he failed to maintain proper registration of a handgun while living in California in 2003.

Arenas played for the UA Men's Basketball team before being drafted in 2001 for two seasons. He is 28-years-old.


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