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Lawson Arrested; Previous Violations Found[UPDATED]

UPDATE[3:04 PM]: The N&O has uncovered at least three speeding violations for Lawson and also that he failed to appear in court for both of them.

State Division of Motor Vehicles records indicate that Lawson was convicted Sept. 14 of speeding 80 mph in a 65 mph zone in Granville County and Aug. 31 of speeding 70 mph in a 55 mph zone in Durham County. The records also indicate that he failed to appear in court on several occasions.

He also was charged with speeding 68 mph in a 45 mph zone in Wake County in May 2007 but failed to come to court, according to court records.

While all of these are basically minor traffic violations with the exception of the ones last night, it makes Lawson look grossly irresponsible to (1) get caught five times and (2) blow off related court appearances.

Hat tip: aerds84

UPDATE: According to the State of Maryland court records, Lawson was charged in Silver Spring, MD on May 12, 2008 for failing to produce his license at a traffic stop. He is due in court there on July 22nd. I guess this explains why his license was revoked.


Are you freaking kidding me? Can this offseason of UNC basketball get any stranger? It is starting(and I emphasize starting) to feel like the spring of 2003 again.

Ty Lawson was charged with DUI violating a noise ordinance and driving with a revoked license. The N&O is now saying Ty Lawson was not charged with DUI and most likely did not register a .08. According to a police spokesman Lawson would be charged with misdemeanors since he is under 21. The charges for the noise ordinace and driving with a revoked license still stand.] Why or when his license was revoked is anyone's guess. Aside from that how freaking stupid can you be? I will never in a million years understand why people who are in the position Lawson is in go out and commit stupid acts like this one. Yes I know people his age make mistakes but when you have so much riding during these two months how could you even think of doing anything that would jeopardize your draft chances.

Speaking of those chances, I have no idea what this means going forward. Do NBA teams balk on this? It most certainly is a huge lapse in judgment and undoubtedly calls into question his level of commitment. On one hand it did not affect JJ Redick when the same thing happened to him. He canceled an individual workout with a few NBA teams due to a back problem but was busted for DUI around the same time.

How about Roy and UNC? How does this get handled if he decides to return? Does Roy do what Dean did with JR Reid or Jeff McInnis and prod him to the NBA now to remove the stigma?

This just opened a huge can of worms and questions, as if we did not have enough already. As far as I am concerned June 16th cannot get here quick enough so we know who is in and who is out.

Now if you will excuse me, I need a Tylenol.