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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.
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Since: Oct 10, 2006
Posted on: July 6, 2011 7:49 pm
 

Michael Beasley busted for pot possession

A couple of years ago people here talked allot smack sticking up for this moron! Remember the pictures of him on the boat! Now we know he was all doped up then and now. Good luck trying to win with this loser! 



Since: Dec 10, 2006
Posted on: July 6, 2011 7:36 pm
 

Michael Beasley busted for pot possession

This explains Beasley's comments at the first of the season that Minnesota was favored to win the championship. Pot makes you say the craziest things :0)



Since: Sep 29, 2008
Posted on: July 6, 2011 7:29 pm
 

Michael Beasley busted for pot possession

Please stop posting Notorious whatever....you are a young fool. CBS is so bad anyway why am I here? Late.



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: July 6, 2011 7:26 pm
 

Michael Beasley busted for pot possession

Thank you. Salvia(makes you trip) is legal, K2 (gets you high like weed, some sort of plant) is legal and alcohol is legal, but weed isn't. Why are people so blind to weed? In the 1920's when alcohol was illegal, weed was legal? I guess back then you'd get called a beer head instead of a pot head. Sorry world we live in today.
At the turn of the 20th century, cocaine was legal and recommended by doctors.  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.



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: July 6, 2011 7:22 pm
 

Michael Beasley busted for pot possession

If it's legalize both or neither, I say we ban alcohol too. The ideal scenario is the status quo, but if we can't have that, I'd rather ban alcohol than legalize pot.
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?



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: July 6, 2011 7:20 pm
 

Michael Beasley busted for pot possession

Evidentally you do! Not only did you click on the link and read the story, but went as far as posting a comment afterwards! You "who cares" boys always make me chuckle.  Laughing  Think .....
Ever think that maybe his "who cares" comment means "who cares about possession of marijuana" or "who cares that he got busted for something as dumb as possession"?  Perhaps you should think next time.




Since: Oct 25, 2007
Posted on: July 6, 2011 6:57 pm
 

Michael Beasley busted for pot possession

who cares ?


Evidentally you do! Not only did you click on the link and read the story, but went as far as posting a comment afterwards! You "who cares" boys always make me chuckle.  Laughing  Think .....




Since: Mar 29, 2008
Posted on: July 6, 2011 6:42 pm
 

Michael Beasley busted for pot possession

who cares ?



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: July 6, 2011 6:27 pm
 

Michael Beasley busted for pot possession

So the cops found a substance in his car that is far less dangerous to society than alcohol.  And it wasn't even in his system.  Although I can't stand drugs or drug use, the hypocrisy regarding pot versus alcohol must stop -- legalize the stuff and let's move on.
If it's legalize both or neither, I say we ban alcohol too. The ideal scenario is the status quo, but if we can't have that, I'd rather ban alcohol than legalize pot.


stewmustgo
Since: Sep 20, 2008
Posted on: July 6, 2011 6:21 pm
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