Breaking news: Arenas suspended for gun-related incident

Gilbert Arenas

After tweeting and prattling like a mad man, Arenas finally gets his punishment from "mean" Commissoner Stern. (Flickr/Keith Allison)

NBA Commissioner David Stern has finally thrown down the hammer on Gilbert Arenas in the form of an indefinite suspension.

Big real-life implications, and those of the fantasy sort, abound with this news.

Here’s Stern’s official statement:

“The possession of firearms by an NBA player in an NBA arena is a matter of the utmost concern to us. I initially thought it prudent to refrain from taking immediate action because of the pendency of a criminal investigation involving the office of the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia and the Metropolitan Police Department, and the consideration of this matter by a grand jury sitting in the District of Columbia. For the same reason, I directed the Wizards to refrain from taking any action.

Wizards personnel continue to be interviewed by law enforcement authorities, some are scheduled for appearance before the grand jury and the investigation is proceeding with the intensity that one would expect for such a serious incident.

“Although it is clear that the actions of Mr. Arenas will ultimately result in a substantial suspension, and perhaps worse, his ongoing conduct has led me to conclude that he is not currently fit to take the court in an NBA game. Accordingly, I am suspending Mr. Arenas indefinitely, without pay, effective immediately pending the completion of the investigation by the NBA.”

This is far from surprising, and it’s probably just the beginning of a string of bad news for Arenas, who called Stern “mean” last night in a post-game  chat with a group of reporters.

Obviously, this has huge implications for the Wizards, which is a team stuck in a downward spiral. This is the nail in the coffin and a demolition is about to take place.

Here are the quick and dirty fantasy takeaways for now:

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