Report: Timberwolves Beasley arrested for marijuana possession


Oh, Michael Beasley, just when we think you are getting another chance and maybe getting things together.

Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley was arrested for marijuana possession and speeding in Minnesota last week, according to NBC 11 KARE in Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Beasley was pulled over on June 26 for speeding around 3 a.m. on Interstate 394 and Carlson Parkway. He was clocked at 84 mph in a 65 mph zone.

Police also found 16.2 grams of marijuana in Beasley’s vehicle.

Both offenses are petty misdemeanors which will result in fines.

Beasley was not under the influence at the time of his arrest, according to the Star Tribune. Beasley was previously cited for speeding back in February in Minnesota.

The interesting question becomes: Due to the lockout, can the league take any action once the season does resume? The arrest happened prior to the CBA ending, so probably once the next season starts he will face a suspension. (But if a player were arrested tomorrow on the same charge, could the league do anything since the player was not bound by conduct and drug rules in the CBA since there isn’t one?)

Beasley has had a reputation around the league for getting into this kind of trouble. Remember he was tied to use at the Rookie Transition Program in 2008 and a year later had checked into a rehab program after some twitter pictures of him looked like they had bongs in the background. Whispers around the league suggested he never really stopped.

Beasley was traded from Miami to Minnesota last season and put up good but inefficient scoring numbers (19.2 points per game, shooting 45 percent with a very high usage rate) for the Wolves. However, when the team drafted Derrick Williams No. 2 overall it became expected Beasley would be shopped around the league. This will not help his trade value.

Knicks Wilson Chandler arrested for marijuana possession

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Wchandler.jpgIf you’re going to get busted for possession for marijuana — a drug half the country wants legalized anyway — might as well go all out.

Like have smoke coming out of your car when you get pulled over by the cops. And having a joint plus like five bags of herb in that car. And driving around with your headlights off at night.

Well done Wilson Chandler, you have nailed it.

According to the New York Daily News, Chandler got pulled over at 11:30 pm in Queens last night for all of that. Then the reporters called his relatives in other states to get their reaction, and listen to them say, “not our nice boy.” Nice stereotyping job by the Daily News throwing in that Chandler has a lot of tattoos, by the way.

Maybe this was medicinal for the groin strain that kept him out the last few weeks of the season….

Nah. This will mean rehab and maybe a suspension for Chandler, the third-year swingman who played well for stretches in the Knicks up-tempo system. He is young and can play, so this is not going to seriously hurt his standing among general managers or even on his own team.