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Police: Drug dealer beaten at Zach Randolph's pad

Posted on: August 21, 2011 10:15 pm
Edited on: August 23, 2011 12:40 am
 
Posted by Ben Golliverzach-randolph

Mo money, mo problems. As always.
 
Four months after signing a four-year contract extension reportedly worth upwards of $70 millon, Memphis Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph has found himself in the middle of another legal investigation.

The Oregonian reports that Randolph's house in West Linn, Ore., was the site of an alleged "drug-related assault" and that police served a search warrant on the premises early Sunday morning.
At 12:30 a.m. this morning, detectives with the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office’s homicide and violent crimes unit served the warrant at Randolph’s home, at 1425 SW Turner Road. Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. James Rhodes said Randolph was home at the time police served the warrant.

Rhodes said the search warrant came as part of a drug-related assault that occurred at the home early Saturday morning. 

A man who was at the home told police he was assaulted with a pool cue by multiple people; Randolph was at home at the time of the incident, Rhodes said, but was not a suspect in the assault.
KGW.com reports that the man who was assaulted identified himself as a drug dealer.
James Beasley, 26, told KGW News that he went to the West Linn home of former Portland Trail Blazer Zach Randolph to sell marijuana and when there was a disagreement over price, he was beat by men with a pool stick.

Beasley, who met with KGW along with his brother, suffered a concussion in the attack.
Beasley's brother told the news station that he was "disappointed" Randolph did not intervene to stop the beating.

CBSSports.com wire reports provided these additional details on Monday evening.
The man told sheriff's deputies at least three men assaulted him but Randolph was not among them. No arrests have been made, and authorities said none were expected on Monday. Beasley was treated for head and face injuries and released from a hospital later that afternoon, when he called police, Rhodes said.

Officers served a search warrant early Sunday. They spoke with 10 people in the home at the time and recovered pool cues and blood evidence. They did not find drugs in the home. Rhodes said the evidence "was consistent with the victim's statement about where and how he was assaulted," and authorities were trying to figure out who was involved in the assault.

Beasley told officers he recognized Randolph and was certain the Grizzlies star wasn't involved in the beating, but he didn't know the names of the people who assaulted him. Beasley said there were about 20 people at Randolph's home at the time. Rhodes said detectives will probably ask the victim to pick the suspects from a lineup.

Randolph could not be reached for comment by telephone or at his home and the Grizzlies declined to issue a statement.

Randolph has owned the home since his time as a member of the Portland Trail Blazers, where he played from 2001-2007. During those years in Portland, when the team was often referred to as the "Jail Blazers," Randolph was involved in numerous scrapes with the law and reportedly suckerpunched a teammate at practice. He has pleaded guilty to receiving stolen weapons, was arrested on suspicion of DUI and was implicated in a drug ring. As a member of the Grizzlies in May 2010, drugs were found in an automobile belonging to Randolph.

NBA LEGAL TROUBLE
The 2010-2011 season served as redemption of sorts for Randolph, who led the Grizzlies past the San Antonio Spurs in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs. 

When Randolph signed the extension during the Grizzlies' first round series against the Spurs, he made the case that he has grown up.
"I’ve changed as a player," Randolph told MySanAntonio.com. "I’ve matured. I know the game better. I feel like I’m getting better as a player."

He also told the Sporting News that he has gotten a bad rap. "I feel like I’ve been misunderstood," Randolph said. "People talk in this league. People who don’t know you hear something and go with it."

Randolph, 30, averaged 20.1 points and 12.2 rebounds in 36.3 minutes per game last season.

Comments

Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: August 23, 2011 12:21 am
 

Police: Drug dealer beaten at Zach Randolph's pad

redwings, 2 things.....

First, I apologize for the attack. It's something I never do and I'm embarassed I went there.

Second, don't kid yourself that you're always respectful to other posters on these boards....and that's not an attack, it's an observation

Bizona. First of all no problem and no need to be embarassed about anything, I've never had a problem with you.  Second of all I'm man enough to admit that yes, I sometimes get carried away on these boards and I shouldn't say some of the things I do.  That being said if you ever get bored enough to look back most of the time I get really stupid I'm defending myself or retaliating against somebody else for insulting me.  No, that's not a good reason to do it but I get carried away.  Believe it or not ( and I tested this once for a bit) using the redwings in my username doesn't help. The Wings are hated by many on these boards and so is the city of Detroit.

I will say this much though, there are certain things i'm very passionate about and have gone on the attack on certain topics.  Examples? Drugs, specifically pot that people on these boards constantly tell me is ok to do. Big Ben in Pittsburgh is another topic I sometimes lose control over since I truly believe in my heart the guy hurt woman in the past and used his reputation and money to avoid jail.  And finally unions in sports killing the experience for fans is another topic that bugs me....

Honestly though, my goal isn't to offend people....  I think to avoid problems I should stay away from certain topics, especially drugs. 



Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: August 22, 2011 9:40 pm
 

Police: Drug dealer assaulted at Randolph's home

redwings, 2 things.....

First, I apologize for the attack. It's something I never do and I'm embarassed I went there.

Second, don't kid yourself that you're always respectful to other posters on these boards....and that's not an attack, it's an observation.



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: August 22, 2011 7:30 pm
 

Police: Drug dealer assaulted at Randolph's home

Please dont believe everything the government tells you about marijuana. 90% of it is lies.

For anybody to put marijuana in the same catagory as hard drugs such as herion and methamphetamine is completely unaware. A person can have a normal life while under the influence of pot. 

Pensfan438.  You were respectful to me and responded without attacking so I'll respond to you the same way.  I watched my niece's life get destroyed due to nothing more then an addiction to pot.  And trust me, when I say nothing more then pot I mean nothing more then pot, no exceptions.  I don't know everything about pot but i know more then I want to know after dealing with something beyond my or anybody elses imagination, that's why I feel the way I feel about marijuana.  And it wasn't just my niece either.  Due to her sickness and issues we did a tremendous amount of research, spoke to regular doctors, phsychiatrists, and others and the answers we got would blow people away. 

I won't get into crazy detail about something like that on public thread like this but if I believed anybody really wanted to learn more I would share more information privately.  Pot isn't the harmless and "natural" drug most people think it is, far from it actually.  There was a time quite a while back when pot was much safer then it is now with virtually little if any long term effects.....those days are now officially gone. What scares me most about pot is how blind some users are regarding the long problems that can come from prolonged use.... 

Yes.  Meth and heroin are worse for the most part because they can instantly kill a person where pot isn't likely to kill anybody on the spot. But at least drug users addicted to meth and heroin will admit those drugs are deadly, they know those drugs aren't good for them.  Funny thing about pot is people actually believe it's not bad for them at all....  to me, that's scary as hell.



Since: May 14, 2008
Posted on: August 22, 2011 3:14 pm
 

Drug dealer assaulted at home of Zach Randolph

there are more stories....just do a little digging. 



Since: May 14, 2008
Posted on: August 22, 2011 3:13 pm
 

Drug dealer assaulted at home of Zach Randolph

I hope it was worth it for Randolph and his thug friends to create attention for themselves from the police over a few hundred dollars.

What idiots. If you don't like the price, don't buy it, no need to assault someone with pool sticks. I wouldnt be surprised if these morons were involved in other types of drugs as well. Never known potheads to be so violent.  



Since: May 8, 2008
Posted on: August 22, 2011 3:10 pm
 

Drug dealer assaulted at home of Zach Randolph

I am just surprised you dont hear more stories like this involving NBA players, they are the scum of the earth...hoood rats




Since: May 8, 2008
Posted on: August 22, 2011 3:10 pm
 

Drug dealer assaulted at home of Zach Randolph

I am just surprised you dont hear more stories like this involving NBA players, they are the scum of the earth...hoood rats




Since: Apr 11, 2009
Posted on: August 22, 2011 2:53 pm
 

Drug dealer assaulted at home of Zach Randolph

Beasley (the dealer) was reportedly tyring to push a half O of sour diesel for $280



Since: Sep 5, 2008
Posted on: August 22, 2011 2:38 pm
 

Drug dealer assaulted at home of Zach Randolph

I understand, I understand, I understand, punching a TEAMmate, receiving stolen wespons, suspicion of DUI, implicated in a drug ring, and drugs found in his car, and now this.  Yes this is all just a misunderstanding, everyone in the world has this all wrong and Randolph is just being misunderstood.  Amazing how when he signed the big contract he said he's changes as a player, he's matured and knows the game better and is getting better as a player.  How come there are no statements about him maturing - AS AN INDIVIDUAL, getting better - AS A PERSON?  When will these players realize they also need to be decent PEOPLE and NOT just decent PLAYERS?



Since: Oct 10, 2006
Posted on: August 22, 2011 2:22 pm
 

Drug dealer assaulted at home of Zach Randolph

Sorry Zach but we as fans don't "misunderstand" you and as a matter of fact we know you all to well, or at least your police blotter!

Bisona and Redwings1969 living in fantasy land when it comes to drugs. 


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