ESPN’s Jemele Hill is reporting that Gilbert Arenas of the Washington Wizards (for now, anyway) has been sentenced to 30 days in a halfway house and two years of probation. He reportedly will not do jail time.
Obviously, this is a fair punishment, since a star athlete would never receive preferential treatment in court. So now we’ll wait and see if Arenas’ $111 million contract would somehow be voided by the team. Legal proceedings are awesome. They’re like street fights, but longer and with more paperwork.