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Player X: Gun culture changing in NFL

Updated: January 13, 2010, 12:00 PM ET
By Player X | ESPN The Magazine
Christian Petersen/Getty ImagesPlayer X doesn't know what Gilbert Arenas was thinking bringing guns into a locker room.

This column appears in the Jan. 25 issue of ESPN The Magazine.

I've said it here before on issues like this, and I'm saying it again: We still don't know all the facts. But, really, what in the hell was Gilbert Arenas thinking, bringing guns into the locker room? C'mon, Agent Zero.

I can tell you that bringing a gun to my workplace is just plain crazy. Considering all that the NFL and we players have been through with gun violence the past few years, my teammates just don't think it's cool. We've learned the hard way a lesson that NBA players are probably getting lectured on right now.