Javaris Crittenton parties in L.A.

Javaris Crittenton says he's preparing for a return to the NBA.

Javaris Crittenton says he's preparing for a return to the NBA.

Javaris Crittenton is facing a murder charge in Atlanta, but that isn’t stopping the former L.A. Lakers and Georgia Tech star from living the high life.

TMZ posted a video of Crittenton out on the town in Los Angeles with what the video photographer describes “a lot of hot chicks.”

“Everything is great … God is great,” Crittenton says during the impromptu interview. Crittenton said he was not sure when his next court date is but said “I’m innocent.”

Crittenton says he’s working out in hopes of returning to the NBA if he’s acquitted.

“I’m just staying ready,” he said.

He is accused of killing Jullian Jones, a 23-year-old Atlanta mother of four, on Aug. 19 after allegedly firing gunshots from a black SUV. Police say he believed he saw someone who had robbed him of $55,000 in jewelry.

Crittenton has denied the charges and is free on $230,000 bond. There are no out-of-state travel restrictions in his bond terms, said Fulton County District Attorney spokeswoman Yvette Jones.

Crittenton was also arrested in March on speeding and obstruction charges in Clayton County.

Crittenton was driving a “fairly new” black Porsche more than 60 mph in a 45 mph zone when he was pulled over on Ga. 85, Riverdale police spokesman Maj. Greg Barney told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Crittenton refused to sign the speeding ticket and would not get out of his Porsche when the officer ordered him to do so, Barney said. He was arrested and released on $1,500 bond.

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September 5th, 2012
12:47 pm

If there is a way Georgia Tech can strike his name from every record book, I would be for it. Completely embarrassing that this guy was in any way tied to GT.

this is sad

September 5th, 2012
12:57 pm

He was such a good athlete at GT. I cannot believe someone with this talent would give it all up over some jewelry. Very sad.


September 5th, 2012
12:57 pm

The only thing he’s guilty of is Speeding, “Innocent until proven guilty”


September 5th, 2012
1:06 pm

Sad life, but I’m sure he thinks it’s great.


September 5th, 2012
1:15 pm

GT’s Finest!!

Sheree Whitfield

September 5th, 2012
1:20 pm

I would like to axe this man some questions.


September 5th, 2012
1:24 pm

To Javaris: You need to take your unfortunate situation very seriously! This is real!


September 5th, 2012
1:48 pm

Thug life. Maybe he’ll get the Ray Lewis treatment here in the ATL!

Bling Bling

September 5th, 2012
1:55 pm

I stole his bling bling and he be all up in my bidness. He a bad shot thow. Fool cant hit a barn.


September 5th, 2012
1:56 pm

Tech’s athletes don’t get in trouble often, but when they do, they go big (Hamilton, Critty, Rice Jr, Houston). Luckily those are the only ones I can think of, and two of those happened after they left school. Not too bad for Division 1 athletics.

Fried oyster in my pants

September 5th, 2012
2:03 pm

Isn’t this something that happens at UGA?


September 5th, 2012
2:10 pm

Prob gonna take a plea on the gunshot/murder charge…..dont know about the speeding. From what i know about this kids upbringing and his time at Tech, he NEVER got into trouble until he got to the NBA. If someone asked me to speculate, I would say drugs……but of course i cant prove it. My only question is how do u lose ur mind THAT kwik after so many productive high school/college years?


September 5th, 2012
2:27 pm

Another one of a long line of prima donna athletes that don’t think the rules apply to themselves or their ‘associates’. Make an example of all of them… matter what school they attended. A low character guy is a low character guy.


September 5th, 2012
2:30 pm

Javaris is presumed innocent until proven guilty. Contrary opinions mean nothing at this time.


September 5th, 2012
2:37 pm

Ok. There are no out of town travel restrictions on his bond and he didn’t get into trouble while “out on the town with hot chicks.” Sooooooo why is this even a story? Other than to have trolls come on here and judge someone they’ve never met or don’t even know? Yes, it’s sad that athletes get into trouble, but isn’t it sadder that so many people are so quick to judge athletes without knowing all the FACTS?? Why is it that innocent until proven guilty doesn’t seem to apply to athletes in the irrelevant court of public opinion?


September 5th, 2012
2:43 pm

I’m a UGA alum and normally would ride hard on a yech boy, but I’ll cut him some slack, for now. He hasn’t been convicted yet. Let it go until then.

Jesus Christ crushes NWO & DBM

September 5th, 2012
2:53 pm

Javaris Crittenton should seriously take under consideration that we are living in the confines of the perverted New World Order integrationist crowd with interference being run by their devilish black minions, dbm. In this perverted liberal world, if an integrationist man beats a perverted integrationist woman not to mention killing her, he is considered the vilest of the villains.

But if a perverted integrationist woman murders an innocent male or female baby via abortion, she is considered as one having exercised a God given right to choose.


markie mark

September 5th, 2012
2:58 pm

Fried oyster – in my lifetime, I cannot think of a UGA athlete, or ex athlete, being charged in a murder case….

Cleveland Avenue

September 5th, 2012
3:32 pm

By all accounts he was going to class and studying and being an exemplary student-athlete but he left school too early – just like Dion Glover did – Crit is from the Cleveland Ave. area – he was hanging in his old hood and some young cats who never made it out of the hood saw an opportunity to make some quick money off a guy who let his guard down – Crit’s streed cred was on the line so he reverted back to his roots and sought revenge – 3 bad decisions: leaving too early, hanging in a trap with all that jewelry & not chalking it up as a loss and seeking revenge

Bobby C.

September 5th, 2012
3:35 pm

I went and saw him at an AAU tourney after he committed to GT and from how he treated his teammates and everyone else I knew his recruitment was the beginning of the end for Hewitt. Thug then; thug now.


September 5th, 2012
3:41 pm

Jesus Christ crushes NWO & DBM is insane! He believes that fema has built concentration camps, that the government is bringing over forgein troops to take us from our homes in the middle of the night and put us in these camps. You should be institutionalized. Oh yeah Jarvis is guilty of being a worthless POS


September 5th, 2012
4:07 pm

Wow. I guess you are Guilty until proven Innocent.

Jim S.

September 5th, 2012
4:17 pm

Maybe some of you should wait until all of the facts come out before passing judgement. It is tragic that the young woman lost her life, but just because the prosecutor says Mr. Crittenton is guilty, does not make it so.

Jesus Christ crushes NWO & DBM

September 5th, 2012
4:18 pm

@hmmmmm…………I have no hatred in my heart for anyone. I don’t lie, cheat, or steal. I have not killed or murdered anyone. I have treated each individual as a brother or sister. I have not slept with another man’s wife or cheated on my wife. I am not promiscuous or a pervert. I have never experienced or used drugs. There is no guile or deceit in me. My heart is as light as a feather.

And for these things, God Almighty has rewarded me tremendously in this world and the one to come. But “you” have judged me as your fathers judged our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ…count it all joy.

Look up the term, Normalcy Bias.



September 5th, 2012
4:22 pm

jarvis was a good kid aint never hurt nobody, but them Gilbert Arenas told him he wasn’t bout that life, and he better tool up,…..aint that my friends was the start of his ending….


September 5th, 2012
4:31 pm

Cleveland Ave is 100% right, and the scarry thing is about in this area… Critt is one of the “quality” young men. I know, i was a street rep for 8 years from Bankhead to Cleveland to Memorial Dr.


September 5th, 2012
4:33 pm

For real? “God is Great?” Does he really think he’s favored by God by partying, drinking champaign, fornicating? His God is George Washington and he and his God will soon part. Broke in 3 years – then what. Same story 10,000 times over.

Big Mike

September 5th, 2012
5:10 pm

@markie mark Terreal #15 from New Orleans is a former 3 year started at Safety @UGA and played for Seattle Seahawks. He is serving a life in a Louisiana State Prison.

Big Mike

September 5th, 2012
5:11 pm

I meant Terreal Bierria


September 5th, 2012
5:15 pm

Hey Well BoBo, He’s guilty of speeding, obstruction of justice… arrested for attempted murder of a mother of 4, he pulled a gun on a teamate in the locker room at Washington over a gambling debt and was cut and suspended for the season by David Stern. I’m sure you thought O.J was innocent also.

suicide fart

September 6th, 2012
8:23 am

i’d cut him some slack on the 60 in 45, that’s more like police profiling. However, no doubt in my mind he killed the young mother. Remember, this was the guy that pulled out a gun on Gilbert Arenas in the locker room. Dude had his chance, he blew it in the NBA.


September 6th, 2012
4:13 pm

The WILDER the Colt, the BETTER the Horse! This guy was a wild colt, someone forgot to BREAK him an turn him into a gentle horse. Who was his coach at GT?

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September 12th, 2012
9:18 am

“Innocent until proven guilty” only applies in the court of law. In the court of public opinion, everyone is entitled to think whatever they want. So, in the legal system, this guy might be innocent, but in the real world, he killed an innocent person.