All bets are off: Nets ban gambling on team plane
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — All bets are off on the New Jersey Nets’ team plane.
A team spokesman confirms the Nets have decided to ban gambling on their flights, not long after it apparently led to the locker room incident involving Gilbert Arenas and his guns.
The ban was first reported by The New York Times, which said players were informed Wednesday. Team president Rod Thorn told the newspaper that the Nets have never had a problem with gambling, but “obviously, you can see what can happen.”
An official who has been briefed on the investigation into the incident in Washington told The Associated Press the dispute between Arenas and Javaris Crittenton began during a card game on the team’s flight home from a West Coast trip on Dec. 19.