Report: Ty Lawson thrice violated probation by testing positive for alcohol

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Ty Lawson allegedly violated his probation stemming from drunk driving in Colorado in 2015.

Just what did Lawson do?

TMZ:

part of the terms required Lawson to stay completely sober and submit to alcohol testing.

But officials say Lawson tested positive for booze on 9/27, 9/29 and 2/7.

Lawson has essentially said his problems were about drinking and driving and the media’s portrayal of when he drinks — not drinking itself. He also said he wouldn’t have gone to rehab if it weren’t court-ordered. In October, Lawson was late to a Kings shootaround then missed a team flight, reportedly after partying in Las Vegas the night before.

In other words, these latest developments aren’t terribly surprising.

Lawson deserves a chance to answer for himself in court and publicly, but he could face legal and workplace consequences. Remember, in Sacramento, “character matters.”