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FBI Says Ex-NBA Player Arrested at Calif. Airport on Murder Charge

 

Javaris Crittenton/facebook photo

 
 
By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Authorities Monday night arrested ex-NBA player Javaris Crittenton at John Wayne Airport in Orange Co., Calif.,  on a murder charge out of Atlanta, the FBI said, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Crittenton was arrested at the airport while checking in for a red eye flight from LA to Atlanta, the paper reported.

Mr. Crittenton wants to clear his name,” attorney Brian Steel told the paper. “He’s innocent of the charges.”

Crittenton, 23, had a short-lived carreer in the NBA. He was traded his rook season to the Memphis Grizzlies, who sent him off to the Washington Wizards where he became better known for a gun incident in the locker room with star Gilbert Arenas in late 2009.

Both pulled guns on each other over a gambling dispute. Crittention was suspended by the NBA and got probation in the criminal case. He eventually ended up playing minor league basketball with the Dakota Wizards.

Authorities allege that he shot and killed a 22-year-old mother of four in Atlanta on Aug. 19. Reports indicated that the mother was not the intended target, but rather someone who Crittenton thought had stolen jewelry from him.

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FBI Helps Hunt Ex-NBA Player Wanted for Murder

Javaris Crittenton/facebook photo

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Javaris Crittenton, who was suspended by the NBA in a gun incident in Washington in 2009, was not the most sought after player in the league.

But now he feels more wanted — by the FBI that is.

The Associated Press reports that the FBI is helping Atlanta and Los Angeles police search for the former NBA player on charges of murder.

AP reports that Crittenton is wanted in the fatal shooting of Jullian Jones, 22, a mother of four who was murdered on Aug. 19 in Atlanta. AP reported that she was not the intended target when Crittention opened fire from an SUV.

Authorities say Jones likely was not the intended target when Crittenton fired shots from an SUV. Authorities say Crittenton was retaliating for an April robbery in which he was a victim.

Crittenton had a limited career, having played a total of 113 games for teams like the Washington Wizards and the Memphis Grizzlies.

In 2010, he pleaded guilty and got probation for a gun possession charge after he and then-Washington Wizards star Gilbert Arenas pulled guns on each other in the locker room over a gambling debts.  Both were suspended, but he never returned to the Wizards.

He eventually ended up playing for the Dakota Wizards, a minor league basketball team.

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