FORMER NBA player Javaris Crittenton, who was suspended from the league for having guns in a locker room with teammate Gilbert Arenas, was arrested yesterday in Southern California to face a murder charge in a deadly Atlanta shooting, an attorney said.
Crittenton was taken into custody at about 8 p.m. at John Wayne Airport in Orange County after checking in for a Delta Air Lines flight to Atlanta, FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said.
Eimiller said he was arrested without incident by FBI agents with assistance from the Orange County Sheriff's Department.
Attorney Brian Steel said Crittenton is innocent.
Atlanta police earlier obtained a murder warrant for Crittenton in the Aug. 19 shooting of 22-year-old Jullian Jones. Police say Jones was walking with two men when she was shot and they believe one of the men with her was the target.
Two Hawaii starters - linebacker Aaron Brown and receiver Darius Bright - have been suspended for Saturday's season opener against visiting Colorado after they were arrested on charges of misdemeanor assault stemming from a weekend brawl at a Waikiki nightclub, university officials announced.
* Colorado State coach Steve Fairchild acknowledged that two players - starting linebacker James Skelton and backup defensive tackle Zach Tiedgen - were among four arrested Saturday at an apartment complex party and cited for disorderly conduct.
* A proposed settlement between former Georgia coach Jim Donnan and a bankrupt firm that accused him of recruiting fellow college coaches to invest in a Ponzi scheme is in jeopardy after a judge raised concerns about the deal. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge James Smith said he was unlikely to approve the $5.5 million settlement Donnan brokered with a West Virginia-based liquidation company called GLC Ltd. because he said it gave short-shrift to other parties who filed claims against the ex-coach.
* The lawyer for LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson says he will ask the university and coach Les Miles today to consider lifting Jefferson's suspension while the legal process plays out in the case of a recent bar brawl involving numerous LSU players. Defense attorney Lewis Unglesby contends Jefferson is receiving unfair treatment by authorities because of his high-profile position.
* San Diego State coach Steve Fisher, 66, has received a 4-year contract extension and longtime assistant Brian Dutcher has been designated as his eventual replacement.
American training partners Carmelita Jeter and Jason Richardson won gold medals at the track and field world championships in Daegu, South Korea. Jeter won the 100 meters and Richardson the 110 hurdles when the apparent winner, Cuban world recordholder Dayron Robles, was disqualified for smacking hands twice with China's Liu Xiang over the final few hurdles. Also, American Allyson Felix finished second to Botswana's Amantle Montsho in the 400 final.
* The Phoenix Coyotes reacquired Daymond Langkow in a trade sending right wing Lee Stempniak to Calgary.