Wednesday , Jan , 27 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Gilbert Arenas Suspended for Rest of Season

Javaris Crittenton has also been suspended for the rest of the season. He spoke with Stern and league investigators on Tuesday. He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor possession of a firearm and was sentenced to one-year probation.

A person familiar with today’s meeting between Gilbert Arenas and NBA Commissioner David Stern said the Wizards’ three-time all-star guard requested to be suspended for the remainder of the season and sources said that Stern plans to abide by the request.

Stern had been considering suspending him for 82 games. [Added 4:15]

According to the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity, Arenas also told Stern that he would tell the players’ union not to fight the suspension. Stern will announce his ruling later this afternoon.

Arenas met with Stern at the league offices in New York for nearly an hour this afternoon. He was accompanied by his attorney, Ken Wainstein.