Ty Lawson suspended for three games for DUI charge


Houston Rockets guard Ty Lawson has been suspended for three games without pay for his driving under the influence arrest last July, the NBA announced on Thursday.

The punishment is effective immediately as the Rockets face the Utah Jazz on Thursday.

Lawson, 28, was arrested in California early on the morning of July 14 after he was pulled over for speeding, then failed a field sobriety test.

The suspension is the second for Lawson, who also was benched for two games without pay in December after he pleaded guilty to another DUI charge stemming from his arrest last January.

According to reports, this suspension will cost Lawson $338,000 in lost wages, on top of the $225,000 he lost from his previous suspension.