Originally written on Rumors and Rants  |  Last updated 4/3/13

Javaris Crittenton, who played three seasons in the NBA, has been indicted on charges of murder and gang activity. The former first-round pick was charged with the murder of Julian Jones, an Atlanta woman, and the attempted murder of another man. Jones was shot and killed in August 2011 while she was out walking with a group. Authorities claim that shooting and a second shooting were gang-related and likely in response to Crittenton being robbed earlier. The 25-year-old’s lawyer, Brian Steel, claims his client is not guilty. Crittenton’s cousin Douglas Gamble is charged along with him. The Los Angeles Lakers made Crittenton the No. 19 pick in the 2007 NBA Draft, but before his rookie season was over he was shipped to the Memphis Grizzlies as part of the deal that brought Pau Gasol to the Lakers. Then in December of 2008, Crittenton was part of a three-team trade that sent him to the Washington Wizards. On December 24, 2009, Crittenton and teammate Gilbert Arenas drew guns on each other in the Wizards’ locker room as the result of an argument over gambling debts. On January 10, 2010 he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor gun possession charge as a result of the incident. Two days later he and Arenas were suspended for the rest of the NBA season by David Stern. Since then, Crittenton has bounced around from Charlotte, to the Zhejiang Guangsha Lions (China), to the Dakota Wizards of the NBA D-League. Crittenton has never been much of a player in the NBA despite an immense level of talent. He left Georgia Tech after just one season and has struggled both personally and professionally since. Now he could be headed to prison for the rest of his life.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Seguin called out by former Maple Leafs CEO for partying

No suspension for Sarkisian was made in best interest of USC

Jim Tomsula disputes report Jarryd Hayne has made 49ers

Report: Brady case judge once vacated CBA violation ruling

Why no. 4 Baylor will and won't win the National Championship

Is D'Angelo Russell in over his head?

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Percy Harvin voices support for Tyrod Taylor

Richardson pleads not guilty to traffic, resisting arrest charges

Andrew Luck tried not to watch Super Bowl, was still ‘salty’

RG3 blames intern for liking Instagram post trashing owner

Former USC linebacker suing school over insurance policy

Report: Fred Jackson expected to sign with Seahawks

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The Opening Drive: Jamal Anderson warns UM fans before heading to Salt Lake City

Best and worst MLB players in August

RG3 blames intern for liking Instagram post trashing owner

Four most surprising roster cuts from NFL teams

Raiders cut Trent Richardson

Caroline Wozniacki smoking cover of ‘Rhapsody’

Everett Golson named FSU's starting QB

Urban Meyer won't announce QB before season

Teammates relieved RG3 was benched?

Five NFL teams that should trade for Robert Griffin III

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker