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Crittenton says he's innocent, will turn self in

Posted on: August 29, 2011 5:43 pm
Edited on: August 29, 2011 5:46 pm
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Posted by Royce Young

Not long after the FBI put out a wanted poster for Javaris Crittenton that included the words "armed and dangerous," the former NBA point guard will turn himself in, according to his attorney via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Crittenton will be on a red-eye flight from Los Angeles to Atlanta and should arrive in his hometown "very early [Tuesday] morning," said attorney Brian Steel, retained by family members earlier Monday.

"Mr. Crittenton wants to clear his name," Steel told the AJC. "He's innocent of the charges."

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"It appears Mr. Crittenton observed who he thought was the perpetrator walking down the street," Meadows said. "It so happens Miss Jones was walking down the street at the same time."

Authorities say NBA journeyman, waived last fall by his fourth team in as many years, purchased a one-way airline ticket to Los Angeles last Wednesday. An FBI spokesman said Monday agents believe Crittenton remains in the Los Angeles area, where he has family and friends.

Steel said his client offered to turn himself in to Los Angeles authorities but APD officials requested he return to Atlanta instead. APD spokesman Carlos Campos declined comment.

Here's to hoping Crittenton's telling the truth. But at least we're getting somewhere in this. Turning himself in is a whole lot better than being a wanted man by the FBI.

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Comments

Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: August 29, 2011 11:18 pm
 

Crittenton says he's innocent, will turn self in

wow, a lot of judges in here. He hasn't even gone to court yet, you're all relying on news reports and rumors. Im not saying he's innocent, but hold off on the comments until the facts are revealed. I thought it was innocent until proven guilty? 



Since: Feb 4, 2008
Posted on: August 29, 2011 10:03 pm
 

Crittenton says he's innocent, will turn self in

I hope this guy goes to prison for the rest of his life.  The less low lifes like him, the better.  



Since: Feb 13, 2010
Posted on: August 29, 2011 9:47 pm
 

Crittenton says he's innocent, will turn self in

Don't worry, the Bengals will give him a second chance.



Since: May 17, 2009
Posted on: August 29, 2011 9:44 pm
 

Crittenton says he's innocent, will turn self in

NBA and NFL are full of thugs and criminals...



Since: Nov 18, 2010
Posted on: August 29, 2011 8:31 pm
 

Crittenton says he's innocent, will turn self in

I rather talk about the black kid who just became an Eagle scout than whether this guy who had all the chance in the world and put himself in this position is innocent or guilty. Let do process take it's natural course.



Since: Oct 26, 2008
Posted on: August 29, 2011 7:57 pm
 

Crittenton says he's innocent, will turn self in

Sounds more like another sketch for the Chappelle's Show "Keeping It Real" segment. 





When keepin' it real goes wrong....  He should have borrowed someone else's car.  That's basically rule #1 for pulling a drive by.  You would think someone with his street cred would know that.  Maybe Thug Life 101 was not a pre-requisite for his one and done program at GT.  



Since: Oct 26, 2008
Posted on: August 29, 2011 7:49 pm
 

Crittenton says he's innocent, will turn self in

Looks like this POS is as accurate with the pistol as he is with a basketball.  I heard his team of defense attorneys are going to try to pin the crime on Arenas.



Since: May 17, 2011
Posted on: August 29, 2011 7:44 pm
 

Crittenton says he's innocent, will turn self in

just another dumb thug from the streets that has wasted his god given talent. oh what a shame



Since: Nov 29, 2006
Posted on: August 29, 2011 7:41 pm
 

Crittenton says he's innocent, will turn self in

Just another day in the life of a grown man, trying to take care of his family, and suffering the persecution of the man. Yeah right. Sounds more like another sketch for the Chappelle's Show "Keeping It Real" segment.



Since: Jul 2, 2011
Posted on: August 29, 2011 7:23 pm
 

Crittenton says he's innocent, will turn self in

I WOULD BE CAREFUL TO PASS JUDGEMENT ON THIS GUY HE DID HAVE TO BE PRETTY NUTS
BRINGING A GUN INTO A LOCKER ROOM ,,DOES NOT MAKE HIM A KILLER BUT SHOWS IRRATIONAL
THINKING AND THE WILLINGNESS TO BRING A GUN TO ANY SITUATION,,,IF THIS GUY WAS CALLED
ARMED AND DANGEROUS BY THE F B I , BELIEVE THIS HE IS WHAT THEY SAY THEY THE F B I , DONT PUT THAT
TAG ON JUST ANYONE ,,ANOTHER PRODUCT OF HIS ENVIROMENT


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