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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. 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. 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.

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 "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.


Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: August 22, 2011 11:13 am

Drug dealer assaulted at home of Zach Randolph

With the season that Randolph had last year, you'd think that he would be playing it smart, instead of trying to play "home boy" for a bunch of "wanna be ganstas".  Same old story here.  You can take the boy out of the hood, but you can't take the hood out of the boy. 

Since: Sep 18, 2008
Posted on: August 22, 2011 11:08 am

Drug dealer assaulted at home of Zach Randolph

Jesus, guys, what do you consider friends these days?   If they are doing something that would jeopardize your livelihood, what kind of friends are they?
YES YOU SHOULD DUMP THEM AS FRIENDS, they are out for themselves.  They make you feel guilty for succeeding, for the hard work YOU PUT IN, not them.  I know plenty of people born with talent that didn't work to see it through, so there is definitely hard work involved.  DO NOT SURROUND YOURSELF WITH PEOPLE WHO CARE ONLY OF THEMSELVES.    

Since: Nov 1, 2006
Posted on: August 22, 2011 11:05 am

Drug dealer assaulted at home of Zach Randolph

Any sensible person would not allow drugs to be sold in their house or even allow a known drug dealer in their house. Zack obviously knew what was going on, even though he may or may not have been participating. There is more to this story than what is being reported.

Since: Dec 31, 2006
Posted on: August 22, 2011 10:56 am

Drug dealer assaulted at home of Zach Randolph

As a gang leader with two small children, I have been very disappointed with Zach Randolph lately. He seemingly had thrown in the towel and stopped being a role model for youth in America. Whne raising kids, it's especially important for them to relate to adult role models, especially basketball players, who will glorify the ideal of making a lot of money, buying drugs, showing disrespect for the police and legal system, treat women like property and set a good example in general for the kids. 
Kids have got to know that making the big time will assure them a life with no limits. Hopefully, this incident Zach is proving he is back on the right track and that kids can once again rely on him to make the choices that they can emulate in having a fun filled life.
I mean, c'mon, what's life without drugs, guns and women. Yeah, baby! 

Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: August 22, 2011 10:54 am

Drug dealer assaulted at home of Zach Randolph

Zach may not been implicated in any crimes, but he's playing dangerously close to the fire.  You can still keep old friends, but they should know where you stand and keep there activitities away from you.  Your friends really don't respect you if they have to do a drug deal in your presence.  A blind man can see that Zach is still down with this stuff and if he wasn't he would've at least told his buddies to deal with this drug dealer somewhere else.  He needs to grow up and realize that he has a God given talent that has made him a very rich man and he's about to jeopardize that.  When the money's gone usually the friends are as well.

Since: Mar 13, 2008
Posted on: August 22, 2011 10:31 am

Drug dealer assaulted at home of Zach Randolph

Damn!!! How high were his prices?

Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: August 22, 2011 10:27 am

Drug dealer assaulted at home of Zach Randolph

Correction -- the drug dealer was the victim.  I stand by the rest of my comments. If your house is being used for drug deals you should be held responsible for it.

Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: August 22, 2011 10:26 am

Drug dealer assaulted at home of Zach Randolph

Are you telling me that if I invite these people, my friends,  to my house, and they get into a fight with someone that I should get thrown in jail?  Guilty of association is a harsh sentence don't you think?
Not in every case, no.  But here, one of these "friends" was a drug dealer.  The "victim" was there to sell marijuana, apparently to the dealer so we can assume it was a fairly large quantity for resale.  If your house is used for drug trafficking then, yes, you should "get thrown in jail" and the property used for the drug trafficking (the house) seized by the government.  Get new friends or face the consequences.

Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: August 22, 2011 10:17 am

'Drug-related assault' at home of Zach Randolph

I am a person who grew up in a tough part of town, and most of my childhood friends would be considered thugs.  I was fortunate enough to be okay at school, and land a decent well paying job now that I am in my early thirties.  Are you telling me that if I invite these people, my friends,  to my house, and they get into a fight with someone that I should get thrown in jail?  Guilty of association is a harsh sentence don't you think?  

First of all, there is no such thing as friends that "would be considered" thugs.  You're either a thug or you're not, it's really that simple. The fact that YOU agree YOUR childhood friends are most likely thugs tells me everything I need to know.   I don't know you but the fact you managed to stick it out in school and do well enough to get a well paying job in your early thirties is awesome.... but the fact you appear to condone violent behaviour I have to say scares me a little bit.  The answer to your question is yes by the way.  If you are dumb enough to go from being successful early in your career to inviting thugs into your home that hurt people you deserve everything you get.  Why? Because it's YOUR house and you are responsible for everything that happens in that house, especially when you're right there with those people.  In a lot of states and for sure in Canada where I live if you let anybody leave your house drunk and they get in an accident drinking and driving you are responsible for letting that happen.  Why do you think I'm being unreasonable for believing you should be responsible for anybody that comes into your home with your permission?  Think about it and leave the sarcasm out the conversation...

How can you sit there and tell me you would drop all of your old friends and make new friends at where "the country club" because some of your old friends and family are thugs.  It is very easy to judge, but I think if you put yourself in his shoes, you will realize that he has not forgotten where he comes from.  He may be trying to help rehabilitate some of these so-called "thugs."  

Once again, enough with your sarcasm and crazy comparisons and examples. Nobody said you have to purchase an expensive membership to a country club where you make new and better friends.  There is a lot of room in between for example the ghetto and a country club you don't need to go to either extreme.  As a matter of fact 99 percent of the planet is in between thugs and a country club with a very small percentage being in those groups.  

I have more life experience in these things then you might think I do.  I have known a lot of crazy people in my life and cut ties with every single one of them.   You concern me when you talk about dropping "all" your old friends and making "new friends" because you make it appear like it's so important they are all replaced.  By the time you are in your 30's you no longer need to have a large group of friends, just a couple or a few good people that stay out of trouble and are good people to be around.  If you don't agree with me then that's fine but spare me with the ghetto tough guy internet crap you typed at the end of your post.  Then again in your world maybe what somebody types can really get them beat with a bat or even killed.  Maybe that's the sad world you live in, but it's not my world.  If that's the case then you stay in your and enjoy your world while I live in the one most people live in. 

Since: Nov 7, 2009
Posted on: August 22, 2011 9:49 am

'Drug-related assault' at home of Zach Randolph

Those contracts are guaranteed, sort of.  If he gets into criminal mischief, there are all kinds of ways the contract can be voided.  They can also be voided for other circumstances like willingly putting yourself in danger (example would be driving at nascar, skydiving, climbing Mount Everest, etc.).

I'm pretty sure Gilbert Arenas lost close to $20 million for his suspension with the handguns in the locker room.

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