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WASHINGTON (AP) Washington Wizards star Gilbert Arenas has pleaded guilty to carrying a pistol without a license, a felony conviction that could jeopardize his future in the NBA.

Arenas pleaded guilty to violating the city's gun laws as part of a plea bargain in D.C. Superior Court.

Defense attorney Kenneth Wainstein says prosecutors agreed they won't seek a sentence longer than the low end of sentencing guidelines. A pre-sentence report isn't done, but it's estimated the low end calls for no more than six months behind bars.

Prosecutor Chris Kavanaugh gave some details of the confrontation between Arenas and another player that led to the charge. Kavanaugh says it stemmed from a Dec. 19 dispute over a card game on the Wizards' flight home from Phoenix.

Arenas has been suspended indefinitely by the NBA.

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