Just received this Statement on Behalf of Gilbert Arenas from his attorneys at O’Melveny & Myers LLP:
Ken Wainstein, a partner in the Washington, DC office of O’Melveny & Myers LLP and attorney for Gilbert Arenas, stated today:
“Earlier this afternoon, Gilbert Arenas appeared before the Honorable Robert E. Morin of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and pled guilty to a charge of carrying a pistol in the District of Columbia without a license. He accepted full responsibility for his actions, acknowledged that those actions were wrong and against the law, and has apologized to all who have been affected by his conduct. Mr. Arenas appreciates the professionalism of the authorities handling this matter.”
Good move by Wainstein and Arenas. While Arenas could have benefited from having a sports agent in his corner, we at least know that he is getting good advice from his attorneys.
Arenas is still suspended indefinitely without pay by the National Basketball Association, but he has to attack his problems one step at a time. At least the talented basketball player will hopefully stay out of jail.