Javaris Crittenton Surrenders To Police, Will Face Murder Charges In Atlanta

Javaris Crittenton surrendered to police in southern California on Monday, three days after news broke that Atlanta police had a warrant out for the former L.A. Laker and Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket in connection with the shooting murder of a 22-year-old woman in Atlanta. Crittenton's lawyer told the Atlanta Journal Constitution on Monday that the former player would surrender; the AJC reports that FBI agents took Crittenton into custody at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana. Crittenton was reportedly attempting to board a plane to Atlanta, where he planned to surrender.

Crittenton, who had stints with the Lakers, Wizards and Grizzlies, last faced trouble when he was involved in the Gilbert Arenas guns incident at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. That dispute stemmed from a card game gone wrong when Crittenton and Arenas were teammates on the Wizards; Crittenton reportedly joked that he would shoot Arenas in the knee, and Arenas took it a step further by placing a bag of firearms on Crittenton's locker room chair with a note that read "Pick 1." Crittenton allegedly responded by pulling his own gun. Both served lengthy suspensions handed down by the NBA.

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