Saturday 9 January 2010
Quite a week for professional sport in Washington DC. Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton of the basketball team, the Washington Wizards are presently being investigated over alleged gun possession in the locker room late last month. (Washington Post on the story). This week Arenas was suspended without pay by the National Basketball Association (NBA) Commissioner David Stern. Action was taken after Arenas was photographed at Tuesday night's game in Philadelphia surrounded by his teammates, smiling and pointing his index fingers at them as if using guns.
Washington Redskins have also had a traumatic week. Not unexpectedly, Head Coach Jim Zorn was fired - and former Denver Broncos coach Mike Shanahan has been appointed. The Redkins website can be accessed here.