NBA star Gilbert Arenas won't spend time behind bars for taking guns into the Wizards locker room, a judge instead sentencing him on Friday to 30 days in a halfway house.
District of Columbia Superior Court Judge Robert E. Morin sentenced Arenas, who had pleaded guilty on January 15 to a felony gun charge of carrying an unlicensed pistol - a violation of the US capital's strict gun laws.
Prosecutors had recommended that the player be sentenced to three months in jail.
In addition to the time in a halfway house, Arenas must register as a gun offender. He is already suspended from the National Basketball Association through the remainder of the season.
The charge against Arenas stemmed from a December 21 locker room incident between him and teammate Javaris Crittenton, in which Arenas brought several guns to the team's facility.