Arenas had firearms in his locker

December 25, 2009

Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas stored unloaded firearms in a locked container in his locker, according to the team, and the NBA is looking into the situation. The Wizards issued a statement saying there was no ammunition in the container. Arenas and the team have notified authorities and the league.

Arenas told the Washington Times he took his guns to the arena after his daughter was born this month. About a week later, he said he handed them over to security to give to police.

"I wouldn't have brought them to D.C. had I known the rules," Arenas said. The team and Arenas "are cooperating fully with law enforcement," according to the statement.

The collective bargaining agreement allows players to possess firearms but prohibits them at league facilities.


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