Denver Nuggets: Ty Lawson Fights His Pregnant Girlfriend, Hearing is Postponed

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The Denver Nuggets have not had the offseason they may have hoped for. Losing two very important wing players in Andre Iguodala and Corey Brewer to free agency will definitely hurt in the coming season, and now they look to have some trouble heating up with point guard Ty Lawson.

About a week ago, Lawson was arrested at his home following a fight with his girlfriend, Ashley Pettiford. Actually, both Lawson and Pettiford were arrested in what was called a “mutual” conflict.

Pettiford was said to have heard Lawson on the phone with another woman and in the end dismantled his phone. Lawson pushed her when she got upset and began packing her belongings as if she was leaving.

There’s one small factor that makes this situation a bit more interesting: Pettiford is pregnant. So, yes, Lawson allegedly had a physical altercation with his pregnant girlfriend in what is being called a case of domestic violence.

The prosecutors have asked for a postponement on the hearing in order to do more research on the incident. They got their wish as the hearing has been delayed until September.

Again, Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson is labeling the incident “a mutual situation,” making it a little harder to truly investigate the happenings that took place.

Let’s hope that in the end this is a big misunderstanding, and Lawson does not become a distraction to his team as they will be leaning on him more than ever this year. Lawson is an emerging star in the league and has continued to improve throughout his career.

Ryan Heckman is a Senior Writer for RantSports.comFollow him on Twitter  @ryanmheckman, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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  • Devora Gee

    So…he pushes his pregnant girlfriend and allegedly got into a “physical altercation” with her and all you all can hope for is this was a misunderstanding so he can continue to lead his team in a game of basketball. Wow. No wonder this world is so screwed and abuse runs rapid. Ridiculous.

    • Ryan Heckman

      The reason I say we can hope this is a misunderstanding is because all of the research and investigation hasn’t been completed yet. Plenty of females will attempt to fabricate stories like this all of the time in order to get financial benefit out of the deal.

      But, if you want to assume I am just fine with domestic violence and can easily look past it, you are free to do so.

      However, those words were not written. But, continue to assume the worst in people and see where that gets you in life. My guess is not very far.

      Criticizing an article is one thing, criticizing my integrity as a person is another. No need to read between the lines. I said what I said — nothing more, nothing less.

  • Guest

    The reason I say we can hope this is a misunderstanding is because all of the research and investigation hasn’t been completed yet. Plenty of females will attempt to fabricate stories like this all of the time in order to get financial benefit out of the deal.

    But, if you want to assume I am just fine with domestic violence and can easily look past it, you are free to do so.

    However, those words were not written. But, continue to assume the worst in people and see where that gets you in life.