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Paul Hewitt is character witness for Crittenton

Posted on: September 27, 2011 5:13 pm
Edited on: September 27, 2011 5:14 pm
By Jeff Goodman

George Mason coach Paul Hewitt spent today flying back to Atlanta to testify as a character witness on behalf of former player Javaris Crittenton.

Hewitt told that he answered questions for about five minutes, but did not - as was reported - co-sign the $230,000 bond that allowed the ex-NBA player to go free following testimony.

Crittenton has been charged with murder in a drive-by shooting in Atlanta last month.

Hewitt said that Crittenton's high school coach, Courtney Brooks, was the one who signed the bond - along with his pastor, seventh-grade teacher, ex-teammate Darryl Slack and ex-girlfriend Mia Fields.

"There was no money involved with signing of bond," Hewitt told "It was symbolic gesture by the judge that Crittenton would be letting them down."

Crittenton played for Hewitt at Georgia Tech and was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round of the 2007 NBA Draft. He also played with the Washington Wizards - where he was involved in a locker room incident with then-teammate Gilbert Arenas that resulted in a gun charge.

Since: Oct 28, 2006
Posted on: September 29, 2011 10:20 pm

Paul Hewitt is character witness for Crittenton

A gesture that he'd be letting them down? He's facing murder charges! If I were him (and if he really did it) I'd sneek the next boat to South America, find a way to get my money, and let my 7th grade teacher down. Does somebody who pulls a drive-by really give a crap what a few people think? Yeah right.

Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: September 28, 2011 9:17 am

Paul Hewitt is character witness for Crittenton

Since this happened, I wonder how many mornings Gilbert Arenas has woken up, kissed the floor, opened his arms to the sky, and said "thank you, God?"  Arenas has to know it was just a stroke of good fortune that he didn't end up dead in that locker room after the "incident."  I wonder if he has used it as a wake-up call?

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