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Javaris Crittenton Indicted for Murder

This is the sequel to that Crittenton // Arenas gun saga

Here’s a bit news that may leave you startled initially, but after background research will make you say, “Oh yeah, not surprised.” Former NBA-er Javaris Crittenton has been indicted for murder. In August of 2011, Javaris was charged with the murder of Julian Jones, a 22 year woman, in an ATL drive-by shooting.

Crittenton spent time with the Lakers, Grizzlies, and Wizard (just before Wall joined the team). He allegedly joined the Mansfield Crips while living in L.A., a notoriously violent gang. The death of Jones was the result of Crittenton trying to get revenge against rival gang members who supposedly robbed him. Jones was a mother of four. Not all companies that offer cheap bail bonds but our New Haven service CT are fast with posting bail, as we do at 24 Hour Bail Bonds Financing. It is recommended that you look for an agent that offers both fast processing and cheap services. Fast processing ensures that your loved ones will not spend an extra second behind bars.

While we have chronicled Javaris Crittenton gun follies with Gilbert Arenas in the Washington Wizards locker room [click that link in the photo caption for more], the 2011 charge was still shocking. After posting bail and being out on his own (and also out of the NBA), Crittenton will be out on bond until he turns himself in again.

Crittenton has a slight UK connection. Apart from being a member of the Wizards when John Wall was drafted to the team, Javaris Crittenton was also a  part of the Georgia Tech 2006 recruiting class which included Thaddeus Young. Young was a highly sought after Tubby Smith recruit who ended up choosing GT over UK (other notable recruits who spurned UK that year were Brandan Wright and Deon Thompson).  Young and Crittenton became a dynamic freshman duo at GT, and Tubby ended up leaving Lexington. Not that the two are connected, but just an interesting tidbit that I always think of when Crittenton or Young are mentioned.

WSB-TV in Atlanta has the latest.

Article written by Chris Thomas

12 Comments for Javaris Crittenton Indicted for Murder

  1. Dr. Funke
    9:39 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Wall in action tonight – 27pts/8reb/9ast/3blk/1to

  2. Just sayin'
    9:40 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Give fellas like this enough rope and eventually they hang themselves. Sad.

  3. STFU
    9:46 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Chris Thomas, meet spell check.
    Spell check, meet Chris.

    Proof reading anyone?

  4. BurnerTurner5
    9:49 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Don’t remember Tubby missing on that thug but I sure do remember him missing out on Brandon Wright and Deon Thompson (who was said to be a lock for Tubby).

  5. djdkfmfb
    9:50 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Tolly ho down 68 votes were going in wrong direction … vote it takes 2 seconds come on BBN

  6. silverado
    10:35 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    I watched him at Tech – a great talent. It is a sad when a kid with so much potential blows himself up with drugs, guns and violence. For those who so harshly criticize him, you will understand it better when someone talented who is close to you self-destructs. Or maybe you don’t know someone who is talented.

  7. UKBlue
    11:25 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    You’re playing in the NBA & you join the Crips? This guy is so stupid, prison was only a matter of time; hope it was worth it

  8. Rich
    12:02 am April 3, 2013 Permalink

    Hey 6, yes boo hoo for javaris. Send your quote and observation to the kids of the murdered mother, I am sure that will make things all better. Fry the sob like they did that guy in The Green Mile, sponge his head with water- bzzzzzz! Got-a-go, got-a-go!

  9. What?
    12:30 am April 3, 2013 Permalink

    I visit this site to catch up on UK sports news, please no more TMZ, SmokingGun, etc. Media overload! Tubby reference makes Javaris C look like an E! wannabe. Not a good career builder.

  10. Dog
    12:30 am April 3, 2013 Permalink


  11. What?
    12:35 am April 3, 2013 Permalink

    #9- oops – meant Chris T, not Javaris C. glad I don’t write for a living, but the sentiment remains the same.

  12. Goodnight
    12:37 am April 3, 2013 Permalink

    #10-on the internet, no one knows if you’re a dog. (unless you tell us – BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK