Basketball Player Gets 2nd DUI In 6 Months

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Now that the weekend has come to an end, I hope everyone was safe and smart, unlike former Denver Nuggets point guard, Ty Lawson, who was arrested for his second DUI in a 6 month span this past Tuesday morning. Anyone who has ever gotten a DUI before or knows someone who has knows that you DO NOT want that second one. The fact that Lawson not only got his second one, but in a span of 6 months is just flat out stupid! According to reports, Lawson has agreed to go to a 30 day treatment center for his alcohol addiction, in Malibu, he won’t face his DUI charges until he completes the 30 day program. Lawson better hope that the treatment center has a basketball court since the start of the season is only 3 months away.

There were actually rumors going around that Lawson was going to be part of a trade that would send him to the Lakers, which I personally think would’ve been really bad for Lawson. I don’t think it would’ve been bad because the Lakers haven’t been good for a while, I think it would’ve been bad considering LA is probably the worst place to live if you’ve already had 2 DUI’s. ┬áThere is way too many temptations in that city. Luckily for Lawson that’s not where he ended up.

He was part of a trade this weekend that sent him to the Houston Rockets. Hopefully for Lawson coming out of rehab and going to a new basketball team will be the start of something in the positive direction for him. Even though he’s a professional athlete we sometimes forget that these guys are also human. Getting your 2nd DUI, going to a month long rehab center and getting traded from the team you’ve been with for your whole career thus far is probably hitting him hard. So hopefully we’ll see a new and inspired Ty Lawson this upcoming season, because if he messes up again and gets that 3rd DUI,then we may see a good basketball players career come to an end due to addiction.


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