From the Mike Leach that spilled over the ball dropping in Times Square to the developing story surrounding Gilbert Arenas in Washington, the new decade is sure off to a rousing start. It's enough to make you yearn for the good old days ... or even Tiger Woods news.
It's tough to know exactly what to make of the Arenas situation right now, with local authorities and the NBA both apparently still looking into exactly what happened with the star bringing unloaded guns to the Verizon Center and then reportedly bringing them out in a dispute (or as a joke, depending on who you listen to) with teammate Jarvis Crittenton.
All of that said, a hefty majority of SportsNation think this is a "very serious" issue. And ESPN.com columnist Jemele Hill has heard enough to call for Arenas to be suspended for the season. Where do you think this story is going?
Daniel (Boise, Idaho)
What are the chances that the Wizards will void Gil's contract and would the void hold up through appeal (or is the reason they can void it a loophole that wouldn't be upheld)?
One step at a time on his one. So let's all take a deep breath and see what the D.C. police investigation reveals, and then we can make educated guesses as to whether Arenas violated the so-called moral turpitude clause. If he brandished or pointed a loaded weapon at a teammate, I'd say the Wiz would have a good case if they voided. Short of that, I'd say they'd have a tough case to win. Not many contracts have been voided. Even Shawn Kemp never got voided for failing to be in good enough shape to play pro basketball, which is a voidable offense. Full transcript
Arenas will get a slap on the wrist from the pathetic legal system, he has to be more concerned with what Stern and the Wizards will do to him.” -- daphins23