The Empire Strikes Back- CH Police Arrest Ty Lawson On DWI (or Related) Charges (12:15 Update)

Think this would have EVER happened if he wasn’t going pro?
UPDATE: The N&O blog was actually first on this story, and reports slightly different charges.

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26 Responses to The Empire Strikes Back- CH Police Arrest Ty Lawson On DWI (or Related) Charges (12:15 Update)

  1. catchme16 06/06/2008 at 9:01 AM #

    A better question would be if this hurts his draft chances and he returns do you believe he will miss any time at all…..I would bet no

  2. SuperStuff 06/06/2008 at 9:26 AM #

    I seriously doubt this will hurt his draft status. As much as I hate the Holes I gotta say I like Mr. Lawson’s game. Very quick… I guess it’s kinda like hating a band, but liking one song they put out. LOL…

    Seriously this is nothing at UNC-CH. If Ed Cota & Terrence Newby can assault a fellow student at UNC, have the court date postponed till after the season, and then be allowed to play basketball then this is nothing. If they were innocent like they claimed then why pay for the student’s medical expenses.

  3. wufpup76 06/06/2008 at 9:47 AM #

    catchme said what I was thinking … For what it’s worth, the NBA does have an image issue that it’s trying to clean up a little – so this arrest could make it interesting to see how it impacts his draft status and subsequent decesion to return to Hole Nation or not …

    Of course, this is the NBA we’re talking about – where potential, hype, and style matter far more than substance and production – so in all likelihood this will raise his draft status 😉 … “He’s just proving he’s officially one of us now. LET’S DRAFT HIM!”

  4. redfred2 06/06/2008 at 9:51 AM #

    I don’t know if the NBA would frown too much if this were a first offense, but hearing that his driving privileges are already revoked, and for some “undisclosed reason”, can’t be helping his cause.

    The most shocking revelation I see in all of this is that Chapel Hill police made the arrest themselves, that it stuck, and it was actually reported to the press.

    “RED ALERT, RED ALERT…APB…all powder blue squad cars in the vicinity please be so kind as to respond…The Coach…pardon me…The Chief…says to be on the lookout for any vehicle that looks like it may have a potential NBA player that likes particularly loud music…over and out.”

  5. jbpackfan 06/06/2008 at 9:53 AM #

    I wonder what kind of car he was driving? Was it a Michael Jordan Nissan?

  6. redfred2 06/06/2008 at 11:13 AM #

    Top of the first

    NCSU- two hits- two stranded after a 5-4-3 double play.

  7. redfred2 06/06/2008 at 11:15 AM #

    first batter for UGA- 3 pitch KO!!!

  8. redfred2 06/06/2008 at 11:21 AM #

    No game thread? Where is DBP???

  9. wufpup76 06/06/2008 at 11:34 AM #

    brian jordan doing the color 🙂

    falcons, braves, Jordan has been in Georgia a lot – wonder who he’s pulling for? 😉

  10. redfred2 06/06/2008 at 11:35 AM #

    I’d be glad to type inning summaries if anyone is interested?

  11. redfred2 06/06/2008 at 11:36 AM #

    Lead off HOMER in the topof the third!!!

    1-0 PACK

  12. wufpup76 06/06/2008 at 11:37 AM #

    Nice swing! HR!

    1-0 pack!

  13. redfred2 06/06/2008 at 11:39 AM #

    Ryan Pond with ANOTHER HOMER!!!

    2-0 WOLFPACK

  14. redfred2 06/06/2008 at 11:43 AM #

    PACK up 2-0 off two solo homers
    heading into the bottom of the third

  15. redfred2 06/06/2008 at 11:48 AM #

    #7,8,9 batters up for UGA

    Shunick walks lead off batter

    Passed ball- runner advances to second

    Second batter gets a hit…no outs…runners on the corners for UGA

  16. redfred2 06/06/2008 at 11:51 AM #

    Shunick with a KO- 1 out with runners on 1st and 3rd

  17. redfred2 06/06/2008 at 11:51 AM #

    Another KO!!! 2 away!

  18. redfred2 06/06/2008 at 11:53 AM #

    two out hit for UGA…runner scores from third

    2-1 Pack

  19. redfred2 06/06/2008 at 11:54 AM #

    UGA with another BIG hit

    3-2 UGA

  20. GAWolf 06/06/2008 at 1:37 PM #

    All the news outlets are reporting DWI. However, assuming it is in fact “driving after consuming” then it’s much different than a DWI. He’s 20 years old, I believe, so that’s certainly in the realm of possibility. Obviously if you’re under 21 it’s illegal to consume any alcohol and drive. Theoretically Ty could have blown a .01 and been charged. I’ve seen them. Cops don’t cut too many breaks these days. The mug shot isn’t bad, so that makes sense too.

    It’s feasible he could get some relief such as a dismissal or a PJC (which cannot be given on a DWI by statute), and it would not affect his car insurance… much less his draft status.

    I tell people this everyday: one crime at a time. If you’re underage and you’ve been drinking and you get in the car (dumb in and of itself obviously), try not to draw as much attention as possible to yourself by playing your radio as loud as you can. Sharp kid.

  21. packpigskinfan23 06/06/2008 at 2:04 PM #

    GaWolf- its my understanding that anyone under 21 with alcohol on their breath get a driving after consumption, which is just as bad as a DWI?

  22. redfred2 06/06/2008 at 3:23 PM #

    “said police Capt. Chris Blue.”

    I knew it!!!

  23. JeremyH 06/06/2008 at 6:37 PM #

    Tory Holt is a tarheel fan

  24. Primewolf 06/06/2008 at 8:34 PM #

    Maybe Torry can help with bail and then counsel Ty about the need to stay at Whiskey Hill next year and play ball for his boys in blue.

  25. smile102 06/06/2008 at 9:19 PM #

    “I tell people this everyday: one crime at a time.”
    What great advice! If u drink and drive, don’t speed,….

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