Oh Gilbert Arenas. The former NBA All-Star was a lightning rod for controversy during his career, but it’s gotten worse since he left the league. He really does have a penchant for putting a foot in his mouth. The list goes on and on. There was the time he made racist remarks about Rev. Al Sharpton; the time he threw cinder blocks at his girlfriend’s car; the time he foolishly called out LeBron James; the time he made sexist comments about the WNBA. And, most recently, the time when he went on Instagram to make fun of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan while doubling down on his standard chauvinism.
Still, his most recent post is just as polarizing, not so much for the sexism, which is still there, but for the stupidity of his bravado. Agent Zero straight up admitted to credit card fraud in — what else — an Instagram post.
In the caption to a blatantly sexist meme involving strippers, Arenas explained to his followers in great detail how he exploits American Express’ fraud policy to scam them out of tens of thousands of dollars after going to the strip club.
You kick me out your strip club, you getting robbed…..I know what yall thinking(soft ass aint robbing no body) I would like too inform all the big ballers out there,im the reason BIG strip clubs #fingerprint now hahaha..I’ll order $80,000 worth of ones,throw about $40,000 of it too the strippers,sneak the rest out the club…have one of my #teammates sign that bill….wake up the next day,call #americanexpress(my card was stolen at the strip club last night,and these charges aint mines) with a (no questions asked policy)once they see its not ur signture,they refund you ALL your money back lmaoooo soooo I got the $80,000 I spent back..PLUS the $40,000 I took out the club… #aintnotrickingbihh strippers gave me that vagina on the house,it cost me nothing hahahaha #howyoudoing #ranoffontheclubTWICE #smartniggashit #greatinvestment #KOD’S #MAGICCITY just call it a club appearance fee lmaooo
How Arenas doesn’t understand that admitting this in a public forum could get him in serious trouble is beyond me. Unsurprisingly, reports say (tip of the hat to Ball Don’t Lie) American Express is looking into Arenas’ comments.
HipHollywood has learned exclusively that disgraced NBA star Gilbert Arenas is now under investigation by a fraud department after bragging online about operating a credit card scam. A spokesmen for American Express tells us that they’re aware of Agent Zero’s incriminating Instagram post are looking into it.
Great move, Gil.