Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas has been fined $50,000 for faking an injury. Arenas faked the injury so he could sit out of the Wizards Atlanta Hawks NBA preseason game on Tuesday. After the game, Arenas admitted he faked a knee injury, so he could get teammate Nick Young more playing time. Arenas said:
“I screwed up again, so I just want to say sorry. I wasn’t really thinking that this was going to be another media outburst. It’s like everything I do now, someone, tit for tat, tries to blow it out of proportion.”
Arenas is no stranger to controversy. Last season, Arenas brought a firearm into the Wizards locker room and was suspended for the rest of the season. Seems like Arenas should be worried about getting playing time!