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Police: Crittenton was robbed of $55K in jewelry

Posted on: August 30, 2011 6:55 pm
Edited on: August 30, 2011 7:29 pm
 
Posted by Ben Golliverjavaris-crittenton

What drives a man to murder?

It's impossible to truly know, but motives come in all shapes and sizes. For Javaris Crittenton, a former NBA player charged with murdering a mother of four in Atlanta, one possible motive, according to police, is revenge for a robbery at gunpoint. 

The Associated Press reports new details of an April robbery that Crittenton had previously reported to police.

Crittenton told police he and a friend were leaving a barbershop around 10:50 p.m. April 21 when two teenagers surprised them as they returned to their car, according to police report released to The Associated Press.

One teenager held Crittenton at gunpoint and ordered him to "give me what you got," he told police. He said he handed over a $25,000 black diamond necklace, a $30,000 black diamond watch, an iPhone and $25 cash, according to the report.

Jullian Jones, the woman whom police allege was shot by Crittenton, was reportedly outside her home with a male teenager when she was gunned down. The man, Trontavious Stephens, denies knowing and robbing Crittenton but identified him as the shooter, according to the Associated Press.

CRITTENTON MURDER CHARGE
Earlier Tuesday, the Washington Post reported that Crittenton had sought to borrow money in 2010 from former Washington Wizards teammate Gilbert Arenas to pay for his mother's "escalating medical bills" even after a locker room confrontation between the two saw both players suspended. The paper also quoted Arenas as saying that Crittenton had been acting "more gangsta" following their confrontation, which involved guns in the Verizon Center's locker room.

Crittenton, 23, has claimed his innocence and was arrested at an airport in California on Monday as he attempted to fly back to Georgia to turn himself in to authorities. His NBA career lasted just two seasons, including stints with the Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies and Wizards. He was cut by the Charlotte Bobcats during training camp in 2010 and had been playing in the D-League. He averaged 5.3 points and 1.8 assists in 16.4 minutes per game in the NBA.
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Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: August 30, 2011 10:54 pm
 

Police: Crittenton was robbed of $55K in jewelry

Players kill me with this.  30k chain?  Ima assume Mr. Crittenton haven't made more than 3 million is his career.  I so wish the NBA, MLB, and NFL would show these guys just how BAD of an investment cars and jewelry is.  Not, dont buy none, just a get something small guys because you paying 1000% more than what its worth anyways.





Since: Oct 15, 2009
Posted on: August 30, 2011 10:07 pm
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Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: August 30, 2011 9:50 pm
 

Police: Crittenton was robbed of $55K in jewelry

 is an idiot who opened an account for this very reason. Don't give him any attention or credit for his dumb a$$ rhetoric.

Back to the point of this story. The guy really should not have been wearing anything that expensive if he wasn't at an awards ceromony or something like that. Further if he was that bad of an aim he shouldn't have been shooting either. I say fry the guy. Fry  too.




Since: Sep 28, 2007
Posted on: August 30, 2011 9:03 pm
 

Police: Crittenton was robbed of $55K in jewelry

Shame on CBS sports for not removing BeDangers bigoted post. Absolutely disgraceful.



Since: Sep 28, 2007
Posted on: August 30, 2011 9:02 pm
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Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: August 30, 2011 8:52 pm
 

Police: Crittenton was robbed of $55K in jewelry

Why exactly did the stupid LAPD arrest him when he was on a plane back to Atlanta? Now taxpayers are going to have to pay to extradict him - not to mention the agents who will have to "escort" him - for what he was doig anyway.



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Posted on: August 30, 2011 8:42 pm
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Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: August 30, 2011 7:46 pm
 

Police: Crittenton was robbed of $55K in jewelry

If you don't have enough $ to pay for your mothers medical care, why the hell are you wearing $55,000 in jewelry ?
I agree in theory, I don't think anyone no matter how rich or poor should be wearing 55 grand in jewelry, it's just a stupid investment and brings unwanted attention.These guys walk around like superman flaunting this stuff around people who don't have 2 pennies to rub together, then they wonder why there the targets of robberies.Buy land Javaris, god isn't making any more of it.

Jullian Jones, the woman whom police allege was shot by Crittenton, was reportedly outside her home with a male teenager when she was gunned down. The man, Trontavious Stephens, denies knowing and robbing Crittenton but identified him as the shooter, according to the Associated Press.
If they want to convict him on these murder charges, I hope they have more than the word of a teenage armed robber, that's not going to stand up too well in a court of law...if there is no physical evidence, he's going to walk. I have yet to hear or see anything about actual evidence. CBS has now posted like 5 - 6 stories about this incident, and many of them contain the same things as the previous article.



Since: Sep 19, 2009
Posted on: August 30, 2011 7:38 pm
 

Police: Crittenton was robbed of $55K in jewelry

Duh. Rent to own.


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