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Gilbert Arenas Saved From Hard Time In Jail!

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Gilbert Arenas

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Here is how the story is being reported (from staff writer Paul Duggan at the D.C. Superior Courthouse:) Washington Wizards star guard Gilbert Arenas was spared a jail sentence Friday when a judge sentenced him to probation for bringing guns into the Verizon Center, ending a high-profile locker room confrontation with a teammate that changed the makeup up the team and Washington-area sports. D.C. Superior Court Judge Robert B. Morin issued the sentence after a 100-minute hearing before a packed courtroom, Morin sentenced Arenas to 18 months in jail, but suspended that part of the sentence. He ordered the star to serve two years probation to begin with 30 days in a halfway house, He also ordered Arenas to serve 400 hours of community service and pay a $5,000 contribution to a crime victim’s fund.

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