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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: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: August 22, 2011 2:19 pm
 

Drug dealer assaulted at home of Zach Randolph

redwings1969: They should introduce a new law everywhere in North America.  It should be called "guilty by association" because if you hang with people like that, you 100 percent deserve to go down with the thugs when they do stupid things.

Undecided
Guilt by association? Really?!? Where are you from, 1930s Germany??? I'd rather hang with thugs than Nazis.



Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: August 22, 2011 2:02 pm
 

Drug dealer assaulted at home of Zach Randolph

Actually, redwings, you screwed it up, but whatever. They say ignorance is bliss. Anyone who places pot in the same company as cocaine or heroin is not being rational.

You've demonstrated repeatedly that you like to spout off and pretend you're an expert about things you know nothing about. I'd tell you to stick to talking about hockey, but that gets a little dicey at times as well. lol



Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: August 22, 2011 1:58 pm
 

Drug dealer assaulted at home of Zach Randolph

Legalize and regulate drugs and no one gets beat up over the price, people don't get shot over drug-dealing turf, parents don't have to worry about kids getting drugs from a dealer who doesn't care and our economy is well on its way to recovery from the tax revenue it would generate.




Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: August 22, 2011 1:57 pm
 

Drug dealer assaulted at home of Zach Randolph

Legalize and regulate drugs and no one gets beat up over the price, people don't get shot over drug-dealing turf, parents don't have to worry about kids getting drugs from a dealer who doesn't care and our economy is well on its way to recovery from the tax revenue it would generate.




Since: Mar 13, 2007
Posted on: August 22, 2011 1:45 pm
 

Drug dealer assaulted at home of Zach Randolph

@redwings1969

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.

Herion and meth are completely different stories. Ravaging addictions caused by these drugs tear families apart, destroy lives, and ruin careers. People lay dying in alleys in cities like Vancouver because of addictions to these drugs.

I used to smoke pot, I'll admit. And no, I dont think it should be legal. But to take a plant with many relatively recently understood medicinal purposes and put it in a catagory with drugs with very large physical dependincies is very foolish. Especially since pot has been proven to have less of a physical dependence and with less harm to the body then tobacco and alchohol. Two substances that are consumed by a majority of the population on a daily basis.



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: August 22, 2011 1:22 pm
 

Drug dealer assaulted at home of Zach Randolph

Here I was thinking this was drug related....turns out it's only marijuana. Stop sensationalizing stories by throwing around the word "drugs", most rational people  potheads do not put pot in the same category as Cocaine, meth, heroin etc. 

There, I fixed it for ya. 



Since: Jul 14, 2008
Posted on: August 22, 2011 1:22 pm
 

Drug dealer assaulted at home of Zach Randolph

Thug Life 4 Life



Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: August 22, 2011 1:11 pm
 

Drug dealer assaulted at home of Zach Randolph

Where I come from no one got too worked up about marijuana. It mellows people out, not makes them aggressive. In particular, rich people. More than likely this was over a much harder drug, but the dealer and Zach Randolph's friends do not want to make that public. This dealer guy should have already have an established price for repeat customers. However, if he 'cut' his cocaine too much, that would make someone really mad.



Since: Nov 9, 2008
Posted on: August 22, 2011 12:44 pm
 

Drug dealer assaulted at home of Zach Randolph

Just curious if the aforementioned drug dealer James beasley is related to Minnesota Timberwolf Michael Beasley who along with Zach Randolph  can't get enough of the drugs.



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: August 22, 2011 11:59 am
 

Drug dealer assaulted at home of Zach Randolph

 Here I was thinking this was drug related....turns out it's only marijuana. Stop sensationalizing stories by throwing around the word "drugs", most rational people do not put pot in the same category as Cocaine, meth, heroin etc. 


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