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Gilbert Arenas’ Sentencing Memorandum

Yesterday, I received the sentencing memorandum on behalf of Gilbert Arenas, along with those exhibits to the memorandum that are not publicly accessible.   The memorandum was provided to the government and the judge last week and it was formally filed yesterday.  I am attaching it, in its entirety, at the bottom of this post.

The request by his attorneys is that Gilbert Arenas receive probation with community service, with no mention of jail time.  Gilbert Arenas is portrayed as a normal human being; someone who is not as bad as the media has made him out to be, but not someone without any faults, either.  There is a strong focus on his charity and his philanthropy.

The crime is carrying a pistol without a license.  More specifically, Arenas carried four guns into Washington D.C. and the Washington Wizards’ arena.  His attorneys claim that Arenas had no malicious or violent intent.

The document (127 pages worth of words) is full of exhibits attesting to Arenas’ good character.  Again, if you are interested in skimming through it, enjoy it below.

Gilbert Arenas Sentencing Memorandum

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.