Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas has reportedly been fined by the team for comments he made about faking an injury on Tuesday night.
Posted by Ben Golliver.
Last night we noted more sophomoric insanity from Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas, who let reporters know after the team's preseason winover the Atlanta Hawks that he had told Wizards teammate Nick Young that he would fake an injury so that Young could see more playing time. Arenas reportedly told Wizards head coach Flip Saunders that he had knee soreness and wouldn't play.
Craig Stouffer of the Washington Examiner reports on Twitter that, at Wizards practice Wednesday, Arenas "admitted to lying to Saunders about his knee." Cindy Boren of the Washington Post also notes that Arenas "has apologized for faking a knee injury."
SB Nation's Mike Prada reports on Twitter that Saunders took to Washington, DC's ESPN radio affiliate on Wednesday to call Arenas's injury excuse "unjustified" and to say that Arenas had been fined by the team for his remarks. Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post confirms the fine on Twitter as well.
Now, if only Saunders could fine some sense into him. I'll show myself out.