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Arenas Suspended Indefinitely; Franchise Calls Team Behavior in Philadelphia “Unacceptable”

Updated: January 6, 2010

Well, damn.

Statement From Team:

“We fully endorse the decision of the NBA to indefinitely suspend Gilbert Arenas.  Strictly legal issues aside, Gilbert’s recent behavior and statements, including his actions and statements last night in Philadelphia, are unacceptable.  Some of our other players appeared to find Gilbert’s behavior in Philadelphia amusing.  This is also unacceptable.  Under Abe Pollin’s leadership, our organization never tolerated such behavior, and we have no intention of ever doing so.”

Ernie Grunfeld, President, Washington Wizards
Irene Pollin, Principal Owner, Washington Sports and Entertainment (WSE)
Robert Pollin, Chief Executive Officer, WSE
James Pollin, President, WSE

[Arenas after the December 12th game against the Pacers]

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  • Deuts

    Had to happen. He brought it on himself with last night’s antics. “I didn’t do anything wrong.” Uh…..yeah you did.

  • MDubs

    Hopefully the next step is voiding his contract, then drafting John Wall, and the signing a big name free agent with all the money Gil freed up. Oh and trade Butler or Jamison.

  • Xavier

    Hadn’t they traded the 5th pick for nothing would make voiding Arenas contract easier

  • Anthony

    Now we get to see what Earl Boykins can really do! As far as Arenas, I really worry about him, because now he is going to have a lot of free time on his hands.

    It would be nice to see if TNT would have him on their telecast and he can begin to rebuild his image and more importantly keep busy.

    It’s ironic that he was very critical of players like Iggy, Ben Gordon, and Loul Deng for turning down guaranteed money when restricted agents, all of them actually ended up getting better deals and in a league where its really hard to void contracts outside of repeat drug offenses, he may well have.