Posted August 19, 2013

Nuggets’ Ty Lawson arrested for harassment, criminal mischief

Ben Golliver, Denver Nuggets, Ty Lawson
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Ty Lawson (center) averaged 16.7 points and 6.9 assists for the Nuggets last season. (Rocky Widner/Getty Images)

Nuggets guard Ty Lawson was arrested and charged with physical harassment and criminal mischief by authorities in Colorado following an incident over the weekend.

TheDenverChannel.com reports that both charges are misdemeanors and were prompted by allegations of domestic violence.

Denver Nuggets’ guard Tywon “Ty” Lawson was arrested in an alleged domestic violence incident in Arapahoe County on Saturday, according to court records. The 25-year-old Lawson was arrested by sheriff’s deputies on investigation of domestic violence-related harassment that includes either striking, shoving or kicking as well as a property damage charge, court records state.

A judge issued a mandatory protection order in the case, prohibiting Lawson from contacting the alleged victim.

The Denver Post reports that Lawson is now free on a $1,000 bond and that his girlfriend was also arrested in the incident.

Nuggets GM Tim Connelly issued a brief statement in response to the charges.

“We are fully aware of an incident involving Ty Lawson over the weekend,” Connelly’s statement read. “Per team policy and out of respect for the legal process, we will have no further comment at this time.”

Lawson, 25, averaged 16.7 points, 6.9 assists and 1.5 steals for the Nuggets last season. A 2009 first-round pick, Lawson has spent his entire four-year career in Denver, where he received a four-year, $48 million extension last fall.

Ranked by The Point Forward in March as the No. 10 point guard in the NBA, Lawson participated in a USA Basketball minicamp in Las Vegas in July. One of the league’s quickest floor generals, Lawson thrived in the uptempo system fostered by former coach George Karl.

8 comments
alex47666-123
alex47666-123

im sure this was just over txt messages and things got out of hand but ty needs to step up he is the leader of the nuggets and needs to set an example 

bornindetroit
bornindetroit

Article is short on details. That said, good to hear the woman was arrested, too. With (equal) rights comes duties. Women generally demand only equal rights in allll things, except when they don't. Be very, very careful men!

RickieWilson
RickieWilson

fordmike79: Take the sheet off. It seeme to be covering what little brain material you have.

RickieWilson
RickieWilson

Unlike some rushing to judgement, I don't have enough info to determine who was the proximate cause of the altercation. I therefore will reserve judgement until more information is available. That seems to be what an educated person would do.