Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Victory in Arenas Case

In a stinging rebuke of the Rove Republican Racket, a federal judge in Washington, DC sentenced NBA Wizards star Gilbert Arenas to 30-days in a half-way house last Friday for bringing firearms across state lines and into the District of Columbia.

Last week, Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher R. Kavanaugh arrogantly sought a six-month prison term for Arenas. Kavanaugh asked for the stiff sentence in part because Arenas was famous and wealthy.

The judge ignored the request and simply slapped Arenas on the wrist for what really was a non-crime, a joke gone too far.

To add insult to injury, the NBA reaffirmed their support of Arenas. The Associated Press reported Saturday:
A day after Gilbert Arenas was sentenced to 30 days in a halfway house for bringing guns into the locker room, Wizards team president Ernie Grunfeld reaffirmed that the All-Star guard will be back with Washington next season. Grunfeld told reporters before the team's game against Utah on Saturday that the Wizards did not plan to void Arenas' contract. Grunfeld says, "I think people forget that he's still one of the best players in this league."