NBA: Crittenton won’t contest season-long suspension
NEW YORK — The NBA players’ association says it will not appeal Javaris Crittenton’s suspension for having a gun in the Washington Wizards’ locker room.
Crittenton and teammate Gilbert Arenas were suspended for the season without pay last Wednesday by NBA commissioner David Stern. Though Arenas said immediately he would not contest the penalty, Crittenton wanted to weigh his options.
Executive director Billy Hunter said in a statement Tuesday that Crittenton has informed the NBPA that he won’t challenge the suspension.
“Javaris has said that he believes far more good will be done by moving forward and focusing on the future,” Hunter said. “We respect his decision and accordingly no grievance will be filed on his behalf.”