By Washington, D.C., police and the NBA, Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas, who has admitted to previously keeping three unloaded firearms in his Verizon Center locker. A two-week long inquiry into the matter has further been clouded by a New York Post report claiming that Arenas and Wizards guard Javaris Crittenton drew weapons on each other on Dec. 21 following a dispute over gambling debts. Arenas says the encounter has been blown out of proportion, telling reporters, "I don't gamble. I don't do anything like that.... I've never did anything [involving] violence. Anything I do is funny. Well, it's funny to me." Wizards ownership saw less humor in the matter, issuing a statement that cited Arenas's "extremely poor judgment."
For defamation of character by WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, his prospective opponent, Floyd Mayweather Jr. The two boxers have been in negotiations for a March 13 HBO pay-per-view welterweight title bout, widely forecast to be the richest fight in boxing history, but got hung up on details about random blood testing before the fight. (Mayweather wanted more testing, Pacquiao less.) Pacquiao's suit alleges that Mayweather and members of his camp have publicly accused Pacquiao of waffling because of performance-enhancing drug use, which he denies.