Minnesota Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley was ticketed in a suburb of Minneapolis last week for possession of marijuana and speeding.
No mugshot was taken, since he was only issued a ticket, but based on the officer’s account, we assume Beasley would have had glossy eyes and some sort of a smirk going on.
According to the report, Beasley was clocked going 84 mph in a 65 mph zone around 3 a.m., and was caught red-eyed when the officer smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car. After a quick vehicle search, the officer allegedly found 16.2 grams of weed under the front passenger’s seat, which Beasley discounted as his friends, who was no longer in the car.
This claim, however, became irrelevant as Beasley reportedly cursed as the officer discovered the bag, suggesting knowledge and ownership of the drug.
Despite who the marijuana may have actually belonged to, Beasley was caught with it in his possession, and that means that he must pay the $128 fine associated with petty misdemeanor charge. Which may seem like a minor fee, but with the lockout currently in place, you never can be too frugal.
As with any incident occurring during this lockout, the effect that it has on the players status with the team will not be known until an agreement has been reached between the two sides. But, as a reference point, Beasley would have received a five-game suspension under the previous collective bargaining agreement.
And, for the record, this is not Beasley’s first drug incident. Since his entrance into the NBA, he has struggled with the possession of marijuana, and even attempted rehab to try get back on track. Sadly, it appears to have not worked, despite seemingly having turned things around on the court in his first year with Minnesota.
Hopefully this kid can ditch the drugs soon, or he’s going to end up being a huge NBA bust.
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