Javaris Crittenton

Javaris Crittenton

Former NBA guard Javaris Crittenton was sentenced to 23 years in prison and 17 years of probation on Wednesday after entering a guilty plea on charges related to the 2011 shooting death of an Atlanta woman.

The 27-year-old Crittenton — who played for the Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies and Washington Wizards guard in a two-year NBA career and is best known by NBA fans for his infamous firearms-in-the-locker-room confrontation with then-Wizards teammate Gilbert Arenas in 2009 — pleaded guilty to charges of voluntary manslaughter with a weapon and aggravated assault with a firearm, with prosecutors dropping the a murder charge against him as part of the plea agreement.

Crittenton “made a tearful apology” to Jones’ family in court on Wednesday, according to Atlanta’s WSB-TV, calling her shooting “a horrible accident.”

Source: Yahoo News