The Reuters global sports blog
Due to a standard morals clause in NBA contracts, the Wizards may have grounds to void the remainder of the six-year, $111 million contract Arenas signed in the summer of 2008.
Termination of his contract will not be cut and dried, however, even with a conviction.
“(Washington) can attempt to take any action they want, but if it contradicts or violates the collective bargaining agreement, then we will litigate over that,” Billy Hunter, the NBA Players Association executive director said.
Although it is not exactly clear what transpired between Washington Wizards guards Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton last month at the Verizon Center, we do know Arenas brought four unloaded handguns from his home to his locker and in a “misguided effort to play a joke on a teammate,” Arenas took the weapons out of his locker.
According to a statement released by his lawyers, Arenas voluntarily met with federal prosecutors and detectives of the Metropolitan Police Department on Monday to explain why he had firearms inside the team’s locker room.