Suns forward Michael Beasley was arrested early Tuesday morning in Scottsdale Ariz. for suspicion of marijuana possession. Scottsdale’s website offered this summary of the arrest. On 08/06/13 at 1:15 am SPD made a stop for a traffic violation in the area of Scottsdale and McCormick Roads. As the officer approached the vehicle he could smell marijuana emanating from within the car. A search of the driver’s area recovered marijuana that was impounded. The driver identified as Michael Beasley was booked pending charges for possession of marijuana and released. This is the third time during Beasley’s tenure in Phoenix that he has found himself in hot water. Back in May it was reported that Beasley was under investigation for an alleged sexual assault. Meanwhile word broke in February that Beasley was cited on Jan. 25 for multiple driving violations for driving 71 mph in a 45-mph zone at 1:10 a.m. in a Mercedes that did not have a license plate. Beasley was driving on a suspended license and a loaded gun was found in the vehicle. Suns management did not discipline Beasley after the incident. It has been a long and rocky road since Beasley was the No. 2 pick in the 2008 draft after earning Big 12 Player of the Year honors during his one season at Kansas State. Before playing his first game for the Heat Beasley was fined $50000 for his role in a marijuana-related incident at the Rookie Transition Program. He spent time in a substance abuse treatment center in 2009 before the Heat traded him to the Timberwolves after just two seasons.
Suns’ Michael Beasley arrested for marijuana possession
SI | Aug 6