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By Rebecca Blatt

Suspended Washington Wizards star Gilbert Arenas will not serve jail time for a felony gun conviction. A judge has ordered Arenas to spend 30 days in a halfway house and 2 years on probation. He'll also have to do 400 hours community service.

Prosecutors had recommended Arenas serve three months in jail for charges related to a locker-room confrontation with a teammate.

Earlier this year Arenas pleaded guilty to violating D.C.'s gun laws after bringing several guns into the Wizards locker room during an argument over an unpaid gambling debt. Defense attorneys argued Arenas didn't deserve jail time for what they described as a "misguided prank" on a teammate. Prosecutors say the teammate had good reason to think threats from Arenas were genuine.

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