(Reuters) – The NBA suspended Minnesota Timberwolves guard Malik Beasley for 12 games on Thursday without getting paid for guilty of pleading guilty of threatening a family with a gun.
“As an organization, we fully support today’s decision by the NBA. As we work with Malik to advance his development as a player and as a person, we look forward to his growth, « said Rosas.
The incident occurred on September 26, 2020, as a couple and their 13-year-old child stopped outside Beasley’s home in Plymouth, Minnesota. Authorities said the family was on a tour of homes in his neighborhood and they were looking for another home when Beasley came outside, straightened a gun and told them to leave his property.
December 21st Beasley pleaded guilty to a crime for threatening to commit a violent crime to terrorize another person. Earlier this month, he was sentenced to 120 days in prison to be served after the NBA season.
Beasley, 24, is serving his sentence at the County Workhouse or Detention Center. In return for his plea, prosecutors dropped a fifth-degree drug possession charge.
During Beasley’s three-year probationary period, he is banned from possessing a firearm, drinking alcohol, and using illegal drugs. He must also complete anger management and pay a $ 3,000 fine. Compliance with these conditions will result in a conviction of a crime becoming a misdemeanor.
Police found three firearms, including an assault rifle, and more than 42.5 grams of green marijuana, prosecutors said. Marijuana in this form is illegal in the state.
Beasley’s sentence is expected to begin May 26, depending on the end of the NBA season due to potential disruption from COVID-19.
Beasley scores 33 this season Play an average of 20.5 points and 4.6 rebounds per game. The Timberwolves kept Beasley on a four-year $ 60 million deal in November.
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