by Ryne Nelson

We had a pretty good idea it would come down to a season-ending suspension. Regardless of what happened in the Wizards locker room, Gilbert Arenas had no excuse for bringing weapons onto NBA property. May the punishment fit the crime…

From Michael Lee of the Washington Post:

A person familiar with today’s meeting between Gilbert Arenas and NBA Commissioner David Stern said the Wizards’ three-time all-star guard requested to be suspended for the remainder of the season and sources said that Stern plans to abide by the request.

According to the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity, Arenas also told Stern that he would tell the players’ union not to fight the suspension.

Now, if only the Wizards can figure out how to handle that hefty contract.