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Michael Beasley busted for pot possession

Posted on: July 6, 2011 3:39 pm
Edited on: July 6, 2011 5:02 pm
 
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley was reportedly busted for pot possession. Posted by Ben Golliver. michael-beasley
 
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on David Kahn.

Multiple reports on Wednesday indicate that Minnesota Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley was recently cited for possession of marijuana.

The Star-Tribune reports that Beasley was stopped while driving but was not under the influence.
Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley was cited for marijuana possession after being pulled over for speeding in Minnetonka, police said Wednesday.

The traffic stop occurred about 3 a.m. on June 26 on Hwy. 12 near Carlson Parkway, said Capt. Scott Boerboom. Beasley was driving 84 miles per hour in a 65 mph zone, Boerboom said.

Officers who stopped Beasley, 22, smelled marijuana in the car and found slightly more than a half-ounce in the vehicle, Boerboom said.
Kare11.com is also reporting the citation and notes that Beasley's offenses are "petty misdemeanors which will result in fines."

The Star-Tribune notes on Twitter that it's "unclear" whether Beasley will be subject to fine or suspension by the NBA, but the citation was handed out prior to the lockout going into effect on July 1.

The citation comes less than two years after another marijuana-related flap involving the No. 2 pick in the 2008 NBA Draft. Beasley entered rehab in 2009 after posting pictures of himself with marijuana on Twitter. 

Kahn made headlines in July 2010 after trading for Beasley. The Timberwolves president said, ""He's a very young and immature kid who smoked too much marijuana and has told me that he's not smoking anymore, and I told him that I would trust him as long as that was the case."

The NBA fined Kahn $50,000 for those comments. 

It has been assumed that Beasley is a trade piece for the Timberwolves after the organization drafted University of Arizona forward Derrick Williams with the No. 2 pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. Beasley and Williams are both score-first combo forwards and it's unlikely there are enough minutes and shots for both players. 

The 22 year old forward has been slapped with the "red flag" label since his rehab stint. Another run-in with the police involving marijuana, even a minor one during a lockout, isn't helping his reputation or his trade value.

Beasley averaged 19.2 points and 5.6 rebounds in 32.3 minutes per game last season, his first with the Timberwolves. He was acquired from the Miami Heat in a trade that helped clear space for the arrival of free agents LeBron James and Chris Bosh.
Comments

Since: Jul 8, 2010
Posted on: July 7, 2011 11:04 am
 

Michael Beasley busted for pot possession

I don't like pot for the single reason that it turns you into an absolute complete tool if you smoke it regularly.

There are a few exceptions to the norm, but very, very few.
Can you substantiate your claim? If not, you're the tool, not the person smoking weed on a regular basis



Since: Apr 9, 2011
Posted on: July 7, 2011 8:40 am
 

Michael Beasley busted for pot possession

Hopefully he wont get into to much trouble. Usually this is just a misdemeanor. As far as his trade value dropping, I don't think you will have to worry about it. Because if he suddenly has a huge breakout season, then that will make up for his off court issues, which is a very small issue as it is.



Since: Nov 14, 2009
Posted on: July 7, 2011 2:13 am
 

Michael Beasley busted for pot possession

This bright young man is a model citizen... just look at him.  To even think that this intelligent individual would partake in illegal activities is absurd.  Dwayne Wade and Dirk Nowitzki need to sit their thuggish behinds down and let the respectable, honorable Michael Beasley through!



Since: Aug 1, 2009
Posted on: July 7, 2011 1:15 am
 

Michael Beasley busted for pot possession

I don't like pot for the single reason that it turns you into an absolute complete tool if you smoke it regularly.

There are a few exceptions to the norm, but very, very few.



Since: Feb 11, 2010
Posted on: July 7, 2011 1:09 am
 

Michael Beasley busted for pot possession

The Don Rey should close his chemistry books and experience the real world....then comment.  Your burno
ut lingo is of someone who has little to no education on the subject.  I haven't run across a marijuana tree yet, but I hope to and will keep my eyes peeled.  Good luck professor.  Cool



Since: Jun 1, 2011
Posted on: July 7, 2011 12:35 am
 

Michael Beasley busted for pot possession

Weed is not a drug and it's embarrassing that this is a story. 



Since: Apr 1, 2008
Posted on: July 7, 2011 12:32 am
 

Michael Beasley busted for pot possession

Does anyone really care about pot possession anymore? I mean it is an illegal drug but more people use it than smoke legal ciggarrettes, and so many people smoke marijuana it just doesn't seem like nearly as big a deal as it use to be.



Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: July 7, 2011 12:15 am
 

Michael Beasley busted for pot possession

 This sucks as a T-wolve fan, because it really drops his trade value.  I thought they could get something for him.  Might as well just cut "Spicoli", and move on.  I wonder if they have pro ball in Amsterdam?



Since: Feb 11, 2010
Posted on: July 6, 2011 11:57 pm
 

Michael Beasley busted for pot possession

He was speeding, so cite him for speeding.  IMO in 5-10 years this won't matter.

People over 50 years old are now the generation with influence, and have personal experience and know that weed isn't dangerous.  

The movie Reefer Madness is a comedy now, it wasn't made to be.  I want the government to sell/control weed, and make it a federal crime for others to do the same.  Drug problem/deficit problem solved.  Jelly for president 2012.



Since: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: July 6, 2011 11:55 pm
 

Michael Beasley busted for pot possession

It seems any time pot is brought up the pothead losers come out of the woodwork with the most uneducated moronic statements. If you guys stopped "chilling" and got your education maybe you wouldn't be so dam lazy wishing your exgirlfriend didn't leave you for someone who actually smells good and has money to spend on her instead of a tree. lol
Wait, a tree?  Not gonna point out the irony in your statement dude.  Wait I guess I just did.  I must be uneducated. Oh well, at least I'm not a self-righteous tunnel viewing douche bag.  Can you imagine what that would be like?


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