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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: Nov 9, 2007
Posted on: July 6, 2011 10:10 pm
 

Michael Beasley busted for pot possession

Simple: Your rights end where mine begin. I don't want to be around marijuana smoke. I want to breathe clean air. I can be around someone drinking alcohol, no problem. That doesn't harm me. Marijuana does.



That is one of the most ignoraant things I have read in a long time. How would you feel if your family was killed in a car accident and the other driver was drunk, I bet you'd care then. You would have to sit in a small room full of people smoking weed for a couple months in order to have it affect you in any other way that you getting high, you wanna breathe clean air? You must live in Montana or Canada or something because if you live in American anywhere near a big city the chit you are breathing in everyday is literally 1 million times worse than breathing in marijuana smoke.


Ok I just checked where you live, Idaho... Nobody cares what you think, sorry.


Peace...



Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: July 6, 2011 10:00 pm
 

Michael Beasley busted for pot possession

Funncy how more people seem to think a little weed is worse than A-Rod, Clemens, Bonds, Armstrong and how many others using performance enhancing drugs.  Anyone who has smoked pot knows it's more likely a dehancing drug than enhancing.



Since: Apr 4, 2011
Posted on: July 6, 2011 9:59 pm
 

Michael Beasley busted for pot possession

B Easy is going to be mad at me for leaving that bag in his car.....



Since: Apr 4, 2011
Posted on: July 6, 2011 9:59 pm
 

Michael Beasley busted for pot possession

B Easy is going to be mad at me for leaving that bag in his car.....



Since: Jun 9, 2011
Posted on: July 6, 2011 9:59 pm
 

Michael Beasley busted for pot possession

Come on guy, really! What happens if the NBA star to mirror the NFl with a no tolerance rule, of bad off the court conduct, how about starting thinking about your team and fans, and stay out of trouble. Not a good look.



Since: Jun 17, 2008
Posted on: July 6, 2011 9:21 pm
 

Michael Beasley busted for pot possession

Apparently, Michael Beasley is the only NBA player that has a "problem" with pot. And if you believe that, I have a big bag of ish to sell you. This is almost a non-story. So what? Fine the man and move on. Does that make him a bad person? Not at all. I'd even go as far as saying that he might not have got the speeding ticket if he had been toking. You don't want him in Minnesota? Trade him to the Celtics... we'll give you Ray Allen for him straight up... talk to Danny. I'd take 15 Beasleys on my team... the kid shows up to play every night. 



Since: Jun 28, 2011
Posted on: July 6, 2011 8:58 pm
 

Michael Beasley busted for pot possession

Houston we have a problem right? This kid has a good season and does this to kill any chance of a good contract. He will be one of the pro athletes who in 15 to 20 years are dead broke with no education. Listen to him talk he sounds like a street corner kid who dropped out of school . He is for sure blowing his money probally in more ways than one and hanging with the wrong crowd making terrible investments.What a waste hopefully he turns it around but I Highly and no Mike not high like in a good way doubt you will make it in life after basketball is over. Atleast screw after you get a bigcontract act straight for five years then screw up.



Since: Feb 4, 2008
Posted on: July 6, 2011 8:50 pm
 

Michael Beasley busted for pot possession

Well i dont want to see posts from ignoramuses on these boards anymore. Im not one of those people that goes on about how weed is a plant but seriously! Weed makes you chill, Alcohol makes alot of people angry. I get that people dont want to be around people smoking weed because their kids, but I would much rather have my kids smoke weed then smoke cigs and die of cancer. You obviously need a toke buddy!



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: July 6, 2011 8:12 pm
 

Michael Beasley busted for pot possession

Why?  Unless, of course, you're a law enforcement officer that works in drug enforcement.  If not, why do you give a shit if someone gets high?
Simple: Your rights end where mine begin. I don't want to be around marijuana smoke. I want to breathe clean air. I can be around someone drinking alcohol, no problem. That doesn't harm me. Marijuana does.



Since: Jun 15, 2011
Posted on: July 6, 2011 8:08 pm
 

Michael Beasley busted for pot possession

Im not even suprised this is happening again. These athletes are given the opportunity of a life time and some of them are able to blow it so easily. Some people never change.


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