*Washington Wizards guard Javaris Crittenton was sentenced to a year of unsupervised probation Monday after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor gun charge stemming from an incident with teammate Gilbert Arenas.
Senior Judge Bruce Beaudin ordered Crittenton to do outreach work with youngsters after accepting his plea to one count of possession of an unregistered firearm, reports the Associated Press. Prosecutors agreed to drop a second misdemeanor charge of attempted carrying a pistol without a license.
Crittenton apologized for what he called an “embarrassment” and said the incident was out of character. His lawyer says the 22-year-old brought the gun to D.C. because he feared Arenas would carry out threats he had made.
Arenas is currently awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty on Jan. 15 to a felony gun charge connected with the locker-room dispute. Sources told ESPN.com that Arenas, currently suspended indefinitely, will learn the ultimate length of the NBA ban by the end of next week.