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Arenas agent says he lost $50 million

Mar 24, 2010, 10:46 AM EDT

While the tough talk of prosecutors got all the attention yesterday, Gilbert Arenas’ attorney also made his case to the judge.

His idea — no jail time, some community service and six months of probation, according to the Washington Post.

“It is clear” that the incident “was not intended to be violent, but was rather a very misguided attempt to play a prank to provoke a reaction” from Crittenton, (Arenas’ attorney Kenneth L.) Wainstein wrote.

Wainstein said Arenas has already been punished. The NBA’s 50-game suspension will cost Arenas $7 million this season, he wrote in his 37-page memo. Wainstein said Arenas has lost more than $50 million in endorsements, bonuses and other compensation after he was dropped by Adidas and Spalding. Wainstein included dozens of letters of support for the former all star.

Wainstein’s letter is a far cry from the voice of prosecutors, who called for three months of jail time, three years of probation and 300 hours of community service. Of course, in an adversarial system like ours, you expect the two requests to be dramatically different.

The only voice that really matters is Superior Court Judge Robert E. Morin. He speaks on Friday.

  1. Dr Nick - Mar 24, 2010 at 1:23 PM

    Let’s start tossing the MAXIMUM penalty on the celebrities that demand MAXIMUM salaries and perform CHILDISH pranks such as G.A.’s now famous gun-slinging ways. This is his 2nd offense – and we are still playing games with him. Does he have to kill someone before we get to put some “time” into him? Those people who pay his wages – the public – get far more time for far less offenses – their FIRST TIME before the judge. Yet, we have to realize he was sheltered all his life (or was it that he was protected). I hope Judge Morin sees though the sewer of garbage – and locks G.A. for the maximum – and let the world know – you looking for trouble – come to court – and find it.

  2. Randall - Mar 24, 2010 at 1:47 PM

    Yeah, the judge is not impressed with Arenas’ “remorse”. He won’t get the max, but I can see a year.

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