Newest Arenas Tale a Bit Less Explosive
On Friday, Arenas told reporters in D.C. that the New York Post's story on the incident -- which alleged that Arenas drew a firearm on Crittenton in the locker room after Crittenton confronted Arenas about a gambling debt -- was not true, and implied it was a dramatized version of what actually happened. Stein's story would fit with that Arenas suggestion, as the ESPN report -- still unbelievable -- is less explosive than the Post's version.
Meanwhile, an anonymous D.C. police official told the Washington Post that news of the saloon style stand-off between guns-drawn Arenas and Crittenton was new information, which leads me to believe authorities either solely focused on weapons possession issues in their investigation, or that the New York Post account is in fact dramatized.
The NBA and Wizards have maintained their patience, each releasing statements confirming that the league and team are cooperating with D.C. authorities but will not act until investigations have been completed.