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Denver Nuggets' Ty Lawson Arrested For Physical Harrassment Incident With GirlfriendUPDATE: According to TMZ reports:
Denver Nuggets star Ty Lawson allegedly shoved his pregnant girlfriend before he was arrested for domestic violence on Saturday, this according to the police report -- but the girlfriend was arrested too. According to the report, police were called to Lawson's Denver home around 9AM Saturday morning in response to a report of a domestic argument involving Lawson and his gf Ashley Pettiford -- aka Ashley King from "Bad Girls Club" -- who is six months pregnant. When they arrived, Pettiford was crying, and explained that she and Lawson had been arguing because she overheard him talking to another woman on his phone the night before. She told police she tried to pack her things to leave Lawson because she'd had enough, but he stopped her and pushed her onto their bed. She says she responded by throwing his phone and breaking it. Lawson then allegedly grabbed her phone and dunked it under water. Pettiford said she knew her baby was okay despite the incident because she felt it moving afterward, but Lawson was still placed under arrest on suspicion of domestic violence, as well as criminal mischief (for throwing Pettiford's phone) and harassment. Pettiford was arrested for criminal mischief (for destroying Lawson's phone) and domestic violence. They have both since been released on $1,000 bond.Earlier today... Via DenverPost
Ty Lawson, the Denver Nuggets' star point guard, was charged with physical harassment and criminal mischief stemming from a Saturday night domestic violence arrest. Lawson's girlfriend, Ashley Nicole Pettiford, was also arrested, Grayson Robinson, Arapahoe County Sheriff told The Denver Post. A mandatory restraining order was issued after charges were filed surrounding a domestic violence incident, according to court records. "They were yelling at each other and broke each other's phones," Robinson said. "I don't believe it was physical otherwise." Both parties were charged in the incident, Robinson said. The fight took place in Lawson's home, Robinson said. It is unclear who called authorities. Lawson, 25, appeared in Arapahoe County court Monday to be arraigned on the charges, according to court documents. He is free on a $1,000 bond, according to court records.Ty claimed innocence in this tweet following his release:
20 day old fish RT @VicLombardi: Ty Lawson does not fit the profile. At all. Something fishy here. — Ty Lawson (@TyLawson3) August 20, 2013Says Nuggets brass:
Tim Connelly, the Nuggets general manager, said in a statement: "We are fully aware of an incident involving Ty Lawson over the weekend. Per team policy and out of respect for the legal process, we will have no further comment at this time."Apparently Ty's teammate Wilson Chandler gets a chuckle out of domestic violence:
Young Ty trying to get that street cred up lol — Wilson Chandler (@wilsonchandler) August 20, 2013Followed by...
All jokes, that story is suspect. He's not even on that type of time. — Wilson Chandler (@wilsonchandler) August 20, 2013SMH...if everything is as Ty claims, hopefully he will be exonerated, but if it isn't, there is going to be HELL to pay! Ashley is a cast member on season 6 of Oxygen's Bad Girls Club, flip it over to see her pics. Images via Instagram