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Fenty on Arenas: ‘People Deserve Second Chances’

In his appearance this morning on WRC-TV, Mayor Adrian M. Fenty addressed the gun allegations against Gilbert Arenas:

"Do I think he should ever play again in Washington?...I dunno whether or not. I guess it's a little bit too early to say. I think a lot of what people will think about this incident is, is he truly remorseful? Does he want to change? Does he want to make sure it doesn't happen again? I think that's always one of the biggest tests and standards for whether someone should be allowed to do something again. People deserve second chances, but they've really got to want them and desire them. It's too early to know all that."

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  • sigmund freud

    King Fenty should not have commented since the case will hopefully be prosecuted criminally. What a jerk wad

  • sigmund fool

    He won't be prosecuted by any office Fenty has auhtority over since he will be prosecuted by the US Attorney's Office....

  • hymesb

    I thought that was a very fair statement from Fenty.

    Most mayors jump on the grandstand during an election season. Bloomberg was way overboard with Burress. He demanded punishment to the fullest extent of the law before Burress got a chance to defend himself. Fenty's response seems pretty classy by comparison.

  • Comrade Al Gonzales

    Yeah, Gilbert deserves a second chance, after he serves some time in prison. Fenty: "no comment" is the appropriate response from any executive in a case like this.

  • Rick Mangus

    I HOPE FENTY IS NOT GIVEN A SECOND CHANCE!

  • tired

    Fenty just shut your pie hole no one cares what you think.

  • Comrade Al Gonzales

    11 p.m. Fenty heard that white people & sane people don't like Gilbert's stunts, so he changed his tune.

    Meanwhile, the Wizards are deleting Gilbert everywhere. Expect to see Gilbert's contract canceled on the morals clause within the next few days.

  • noodlez

    FAGGIE FENTY WALKIN ON EGGSHELLS RIGHT NOW. ERTHANG CALCULATED AND SHIT! DUDE BEING A LIL SLIMY. MY SPIDY SENSE TINGLING.

    LET ME FIND OUT PEEBLES WAS PROMISED SOME CONTRACTS!

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    HEY Rick Mangus THIS IS THE 2ND POST WITH YOUR PEDAL TO THE METAL.
    LOOK ONE BIT OF ADVICE IF U GONNA USE THE LOCK MAKE SURE YOUR COMMENT GOT SOME UMPH!

  • maserfentyaintnogood

    Maser Fenty has abused his first term and will not get a second term to abuse the taxpayers again.

  • hymesb

    Who is going to beat Fenty? There is only 9 months left and no one else has even declared. No one has fundraised and the peebles checkbook left the state (after he got all that free PR).

    Vincent Gray has three serious ethics issues that he has to deal with and the council's ethics probe's release has been delayed. They won't come out clean.

    That cloud will be over Gray's head until August. Also, the council failed to prove that any of the parks contracts were steered to Fenty supporters. So, the "Fenty is a crook" platform has fallen on its face. And the accusers are now facing the same questions they asked of Fenty.

    Fenty has almost 4 million in the bank and his campaign machine has been working for over a year. FENTY signs are popping up all over the city.

    Gray has "no time table" for the decision. That is, he is milking the moment but has enough sence to know that he will lose twice if he runs. Once to Fenty. And Once to Kwame Brown who will take over as City Council Chair.

    It looks like Fenty is the only one that wants the job.

  • Concerned

    You should be given a second chance, unless you work for DCPS, CFSA, DPR, or any other government agency. Then, according to Fenty, fire first ask questions later.

  • Q!

    Why are DC Citizens not surprised about Fenty's comments. Put a mic and a camera in front of him and he'd sing you a tune if you asked. As some have already said, even a sincere comment made by Fenty is met with such opposition that it immediately becomes politicized and invalidated. Concerned put it best, what happened to the 2nd Chances of DCPS, CFSA, DPR, FEMS, etc. Oh..maybe if they had guns, this would've been a different story.

    I wonder what Mr. Heller thinks about Arenas and his firearms?

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