Friday, July 8, 2011 | 7:09am
Michael Beasley Busted For Weed. Can’t He Smoke During the Lockout?
While the NBA can’t comment during the work stoppage they may take action after but what else are players gonna do?
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Minnesota Timberwolves forward, Michael Beasley, was “caught” with weed last week while speeding in a Minneapolis suburb, but got off far more lightly than expected. The 22-year-old former #2 NBA draft pick was pulled over at around 3 a.m. after being clocked at 84 MPH on a Minnetonka highway. Police searched the car alleging a strong herbal aroma and found 16.2 grams of marijuana under the front passenger seat. Beasley claimed it belonged to a friend who just got out of the car and the officer bought it (perhaps along with a autograph for his son but hey) Beasley was ticketed for possession of marijuana and speeding, but not arrested.
Look, Beasley’s a problem child. He likes his weed just like I know a lot of NBA players do. But he’s been in the league only 3 years and already gotten involved in a few situations. Remember when he got pinched with a fine for $50,000 by the NBA when he was caught with two other players at Rookie Symposium chilling with chicks and smoking trees? Then didn’t Pat Riley later make him go to rehab? But should this latest incident be another black mark on his NBA record?
So what happens now? Traditionally such actions would get Beasley a call to come to New York and sit with Mr. Stern but hey, its a lockout right? Technically he’s unemployed right now. Should we care what recreational activities he participates in? If the league can’t be responsible for any injury he incurs during the lockout should they not be able to take any disciplinary action against him if he gets in trouble during the same time period. He didn’t get arrested, and according to the officer, the summons was punishment enough for his actions. What do YOU think should happen? SOUND OFF!