Timberwolves’ Malik Beasley Suspended for 12 Games by NBA
Things haven’t gone particularly well for the Minnesota Timberwolves this season.
Earlier today, the NBA announced that it has suspended Wolves guard Malik Beasley for 12 games without pay after he pled guilty to a felony charge of threatening to commit a crime of violence for the purpose of terrorizing another person.
The incident occurred back in late September and Beasley shall begin his suspension this upcoming Saturday.
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Malik Beasley — a Most Improved Player candidate — is being suspended 12 games by the NBA for conduct stemming from charges in offseason, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 25, 2021
“I will take this time to reflect on my decisions,” said Beasley in a statement. “I apologize to all the great fans out there who have supported me during this difficult time and I promise I will come back very soon as a better person and player.”
On September 26, Beasley was arrested for pointing a gun at individuals in a car that was parked in front of his house, while warning them to leave his property. Police noticed a scent of marijuana upon arrival and issued a warrant for his property. While searching Beasley’s house, a large amount of marijuana and a stolen gun were retrieved.
Beasley was sentenced to 120 days in jail, community service hours and was issued a lifetime ban on owning guns.