Minnesota Timberwolves Forward Michael Beasley Pulled Over for Speeding, Caught With Marijuana

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July 6, 2011

Minnesota Timberwolves Forward Michael Beasley Pulled Over for Speeding, Caught With Marijuana The way each player handles his free time during the NBA lockout is up to them. For Michael Beasley, he’s taking it easy — and going green.

ESPN.com reports that Beasley was pulled over last Thursday for going 84 in a 65 mph zone. The officer could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car, and upon further inspection, discovered over a half-ounce of marijuana underneath the passenger seat. Beasley told the officer the bag belonged to a friend that he had just dropped off.

The possession charge is a petty misdemeanor that carries a $128 fine.

It’s not the first time Beasley has been in trouble for marijuana-related incidents. At the 2008 NBA Rookie Transition Program, Beasley, along with Mario Chalmers and Darrell Arthur, was suspected of smoking marijuana after a fire alarm was set off at 2 a.m. Originally, Beasley wasn’t fined or asked to leave the program, as was the fate for Arthur and Chalmers. However, less than a month later, Beasley was fined $50,000 by the NBA after Pat Riley made him confess that he snuck out once the police arrived.

Less than a year later, Beasley reportedly checked into a rehab facility after he posted pictures of himself to Twitter with what appeared to be marijuana in the background.

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