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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: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: July 6, 2011 11:28 pm
 

Since: Feb 27, 2008
Posted on: July 6, 2011 11:20 pm
 

Michael Beasley busted for pot possession

Alcohol is worse for you and more dangerous. 

I also had no idea that he was putting up 20 a game last season.  I knew he had potential.



Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: July 6, 2011 11:07 pm
 

Michael Beasley busted for pot possession

this guy is just a waste of space how fucking dumb can you be ?



Since: Oct 13, 2006
Posted on: July 6, 2011 11:04 pm
 

Michael Beasley busted for pot possession

I truly wish that this had not happened to beasley. He was on his way to becoming an NBA star. Once the wolves realized that he was a small forward and let him and love roll they would have been off to the races, but we have to remember  that he is only 22. When i was 22 i used to smoke like a broken stove, but i grew up and cleaned up. Now i'm a nurse and i see the things  that drugs and bad decisions do to people. I am not excusing him because he's only 22 but, i am allowing him a little latitude. I like michael beasly, but i also think that derrick williams is a beast with attitude. Attitude (and aptitude) is what makes men out  of boys. i hope he stays in minnesota but i wouldn't mind if he was traded to the lakers for lamar odom.




Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: July 6, 2011 10:49 pm
 

Michael Beasley busted for pot possession

That is the most ignorant thing I have ever read in my life. A marijuana blunt has over 420 chemicals in it, most of which is far more detrimental than a cigarette. :/

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



Since: Nov 21, 2006
Posted on: July 6, 2011 10:48 pm
 

Michael Beasley busted for pot possession

How would you know that? More bullshirt.



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: July 6, 2011 10:43 pm
 

Michael Beasley busted for pot possession

Unofficial word is he was driving 120mph but the cops gave him a break on he citation and decided to lower it. The NBA should expect a lot of this to be going on during the lockout.



Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: July 6, 2011 10:42 pm
 

Michael Beasley busted for pot possession

skyhawk09 - I would be willing to bet that your vehicle in one year gives off more toxic air that people are breathing than smoking marijuana for a whole lifetime.



Since: Sep 17, 2006
Posted on: July 6, 2011 10:36 pm
 

Michael Beasley busted for pot possession

The only reason it's illegal is because of racism.  White people thought that when black people used cocaine, they became uncontrollable rape mongors.  Don't believe me?  Watch the History Channel.

You mean the same "History" Channel with Monsterquest and the shows about aliens building the pyramids? Don't believe all that you see.



Since: Jan 28, 2010
Posted on: July 6, 2011 10:24 pm
 

The next Michael Jordan?

Maybe not. That was just to get your attention. He might be the next Alex English, though. If Beasley ever gets in the right situation where he can be the man I see him dropping 30 a night and making it look easy.




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