Wizards fine 4 for laughing at Arenas gag

Jan. 9, 2010 at 1:20 AM
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WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The Washington Wizards have fined four players $10,000 each for laughing when suspended guard Gilbert Arenas mocked a gunshot Wednesday at Cleveland.

The fines against Nick Young, JaVale McGee, Randy Foye and Andray Blatche were levied following Friday's 104-97 win over the Orlando Magic.

Commissioner David Stern suspended Arenas indefinitely without pay this week for allegedly bringing unloaded firearms to the Verizon Center, the team's home facility, last month.

Arenas and teammate Javaris Crittenton reportedly pulled guns in the locker room during a dispute about a gambling debt, incurred on a team charter flight.

"One thing my teammates and I take very seriously is that being a positive role model is something that we don't take lightly," team captain Antawn Jamison told a sellout crowd of 20,173 fans in a pre-game speech.

No Arenas jerseys or pictures were displayed at the game and team officials banned card games and all gambling on charter flights.

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