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Tuesday, July 19th, 2011 at 10:00 am  |  8 responses

Sorry, Ty Lawson. You Can’t File for Unemployment


After Ty Lawson (jokingly, we hope) tweeted about filing for unemployment benefits, the Charlotte Observer asked the experts in this sort of thing, regarding locked out NBA and NFL players: “Former North Carolina basketball star Ty Lawson tweeted an interesting question concerning the NBA lockout: ‘I wonder if I can file for unemployment.’ So we asked. Can an NBA or NFL player currently apply for unemployment due to the lockouts in each sport? The short answer is no, not yet anyway. Larry Parker, a spokesman for the N.C. Employment Security Commission, sent the following explanation in an email to the Observer: ‘The answer right now is no, NBA players would not be eligible for benefits, mainly due to fact the NBA season is not in session. There is a reasonable expectation on the players part that they may play once the season.’”

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  • BRAVO

    Lmao he broke

  • http://www.twitter.com/dfrance21 Antoine Walker

    Why didn’t I think of this!?

  • rich

    this reminds me how much he fell in the draft.

  • All Day

    If Lawson were to file for unemployment, that would surpass Ron Artest applying for a job at Circuit City because he wanted the employee discount.

  • bakers’-dozen

    Ty fell in the draft, but he is tearing it up now…I know of 31 other teams that woudl love to have him.

  • James

    Ty is a stupidazz. There’s a lot of people hurting for real. He should get a job if he is really broke.

  • Klaustophobik

    James don’t be an idiot obviously he was clowning around…

  • coggie13

    @antoine Walker FTW

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