msnbc | January 04, 2010
>>> make the team.
>>> gilbert arenas ' professional and legal future is in jeopardy today after arenas admitted that he exercised, quote, bad judgment in bringing three unlopeded weapons into the washington wizards verizon center nearly two weeks ago. one of the stars of the wizards franchise is scheduled to meet with law enforcement officials after allegedly pulling a gun on a fellow teammate. cnbc's darren ravell, this started out as gossip, a tabloid story and then when arenas admitted that he actually had guns on the premise, it went from fiction to at least some fact there.
>> reporter: right. we're not sure about the pulling part but we know that he appare apparently did lay down three guns in front of teammate javaris crittenton and said with a note on it, pick one, referring to crittenton joking to him before that he would shoot him. i mean obviously there's a lot of questions here that are going to have to be answered today and one of them is were the guns registered in the state of virginia, somewhere else , or in washington, d.c.? that's what it will come down to from a criminal standpoint. the nba has rules about not having guns in the work place. so he could be suspended no matter what. we know that one of the league's most marketable stars, gilbert arenas is certainly in trouble right now. tamron?
>> has the nba had any official word, darren ? now you have gilbert on record saying that he had the guns present.
>> reporter: i think the nba has said so far that they're going to wait to see what happens with the legal process . obviously that starts today with him talking to the authorities but this is very, very interesting. he's been tweeting away, which has surprised a lot of people, kind of joking a little bit, making it as if it is still a joke. obviously with guns involved it is not.
>> i think he tweeted that he's the new john wayne he said tongue-in-cheek. did he ever say or explain why he would even have guns there?
>> reporter: no, that hasn't been out yet for sure. all he has done is admitted that there were guns there and, you know, we're just going to have to see where this takes us. but obviously this is a pretty big deal . the nba has had image problems before. they're going to take it seriously. the authorities are going to take it seriously. one, the guns weren't loaded. that certainly helps. two, they'll have to find out registration. people might remember plaxico burress in the state of new york where he really had to get a mandatory sentence. it's a little bit less clear here in washington, d.c., but he'll be penalized in some way, you've got to think, by the that i anyway.
>> it's a strange story to say the least. darren rovell, thanks.