Does the headline of this post seem familiar? It should. Because last April, we used a headline that was almost identical to this one. The only difference? That headline said "Former NBA Player Javaris Crittenton Was Indicted on Murder Charges Today," because Crittenton was arrested early last year and charged with killing a 22-year-old woman named Julian Jones in 2011.
Crittenton is still awaiting trial on those charges. But in the meantime, he's also managed to get indicted for yet another serious crime. This time, the former NBA player—who is best known as the guy who was suspended, along with Gilbert Arenas, for bringing a gun into the Wizards locker room in 2009—has been indicted along with 13 other people for allegedly dealing cocaine and marijuana in the Atlanta area just months before he was indicted on murder charges. DEA agents and local police descended upon Crittenton's home in Fayetteville, Ga. at around 6 a.m. today and led him away in handcuffs. He was booked into the Fulton County Jail and is due to make a court appearance tomorrow morning on the drug charges.
At this point, can things get any worse for Crittenton? Once upon a time, he was a guy who many thought could be a point guard in the NBA for a long, long time. But now he's looking at serving a long stretch behind bars. It's such a sad story.
[via ESPN OTL]