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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: Nov 3, 2007
Posted on: July 6, 2011 6:18 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.
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.



Since: Nov 3, 2007
Posted on: July 6, 2011 6:15 pm
 

Michael Beasley busted for pot possession

For anyone confused, I'd say 95%+ of the NBA players today have smoked weed at some point and when your a rich basketball player it would be pretty easy to hide a weed habit. They could a pill that could clean there system in a day, when and if they get drug tested. If I had to guess, I'd say at least 1/4 of the NBA smokes weed right now, but can easily hide it. Lebron said he smoked weed as a junior in high school, so he was 16, 17 and he got drafted at 18. A lot of these guys are only a few years removed from high school.


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Since: Mar 9, 2008
Posted on: July 6, 2011 5:36 pm
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Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: July 6, 2011 5:28 pm
 

Michael Beasley busted for pot possession

Bottom line is it's illegal now and if you do something illegal, be prepared to get caught.  You don't try to bring a gun onboard a plane, get busted and then argue how it's your right to bear arms. 

Amen.  A crime is a crime, regardless of whether or not you agree with the law.  Work to change the law if you want, but until its changed OBEY THE LAW.  We do not get to pick and choose which laws we obey.



Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: July 6, 2011 5:25 pm
 

Michael Beasley busted for pot possession

Actually it's probably closer to 15 percent.  As is being said, somebody who smokes pot usually hangs out with others who smoke pot, and suddenly "everybody smokes pot".  If that were actually the case, pot would already be legal because the "majority" would vote it in
I dont know about the actual percentages, but you make a very good point here.  90% of this country is NOT smoking pot.  Whatever the percentage is, it must be less than 50% of the registered voters or it would be legal in all 50 states and at the federal level. 



Since: Feb 16, 2010
Posted on: July 6, 2011 5:22 pm
 

Michael Beasley busted for pot possession

VikesFan, it may be true that people who smoke pot generally hang with people who smoke pot thus helping to generate the "everyone dose it" attitude. However on the flip side people who smoke pot generally don't go around telling people who don't, especially the 40 something father who tokes a couple of times a month after the kids are asleep (i have a couple of thees types on my block and their wives don't even know). So really the Potheads DO in fact have a better idea of who is smoking and who is not and i can tell you at least hear in Oregon (as well as in the NBA) the stoners are not some "small minority" even if the number of people willing to publicly admit to usage is.



Since: Mar 8, 2011
Posted on: July 6, 2011 4:48 pm
 

Michael Beasley busted for pot possession

It's the person using, not the substance (at least in pot's case).... Damn, sorry for the plagiarism marionc.  Guess the words stuck with me in my post



Since: Mar 8, 2011
Posted on: July 6, 2011 4:43 pm
 

Michael Beasley busted for pot possession

You know why pot is still illegal? Because the campaign to legalize it is being run by potheads.  Generally, not the most energetic bunch of go-getters.

VikesFan, you said it perfect.  I always think it's funny how someone that smokes pot thinks everyone does it, when the reality is that everyone USED to do it (high school/college) and a lot less still do it (money pays for food, car, house, family).  I could care less if someone does or doesn't. I've seen potheads that are complete wastes of space and others that make a sh!tload more money than me.  I've also seen people that never toked in their life be complete wastes of space.  It's the person not the substance he/she smokes.  Bottom line is it's illegal now and if you do something illegal, be prepared to get caught.  You don't try to bring a gun onboard a plane, get busted and then argue how it's your right to bear arms. 




Since: Feb 1, 2008
Posted on: July 6, 2011 4:33 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.



Since: Dec 5, 2007
Posted on: July 6, 2011 4:30 pm
 

Michael Beasley busted for pot possession

"That may be true but how many people drive 84 mph in a 65 mph zone at about 3 a.m. in the morning with almost 1/2 ounce of Mary Jane in the vehicle?"

Maybe he was on his way to purify himself in the waters of Lake Minnetonka. It's ok to puff a little purple haze before that isn't it? Cool


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