Malik Beasley Enters Guilty Plea On Violence Charge

Timberwolves guard Malik Beasley has entered guilty plea for threats of violence stemming from a late September incident, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports (via Twitter).

As part of the agreement, felony drug charges lodged against him were dismissed, his attorneys Steven Haney and Ryan Pacyga told Charania (Twitter link).

Beasley’s potential incarceration, or home confinement, will not exceed 120 days and will be served at end of this season. Upon successful completion of probation, the threat of violence charge will be reduced to a misdemeanor, Charania adds.

The guilty plea will likely result in league discipline against Beasley. The league typically awaits the outcome of court proceedings before taking action.

Beasley was originally charged with fifth-degree drug possession, along with threats of violence. A family alleged that Beasley pointed an assault rifle at them when they were stopped at the side of the road outside his home.

After obtaining a search warrant for Beasley’s home, officers found three firearms – including one matching the description of the assault rifle – and more than 835 grams of marijuana, according to a statement from the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.

Beasley, who was traded last season from Denver to Minnesota, averaged 20.7 PPG and shot 42.6% on 3-pointers in 14 games with the Timberwolves. He signed a four-year, $60MM contract with the Timberwolves last month after entering the market as a restricted free agent.

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4 thoughts on “Malik Beasley Enters Guilty Plea On Violence Charge

  1. Simmons>Russ

    Definitely shouldn’t have paid this man.
    Like I said a bunch of times. 15mil for a SG when you already have Edwards, Okogie and Culver doesn’t make sense especially one that has so many issues off the court and when you lack depth in other areas of the team.

    Should’ve paid Jerami Grant 20 mil to come and play PF instead of this guy. This defence, floor spacing and just overall ability would’ve make the TWolves a much better team and pushed their playoff hopes

      • Simmons>Russ

        why would anyone what him? They see that he pulls guns on family’s …

        No way the Magic let Aaron Gordon go for him.

    • Jason Lancaster

      I was shocked he got as much as he did. If anyone was going to go without an offer this year, it seemed like it would be him. Between his legal problems and the willingness of the Nuggets to trade him away, he seemed like damaged goods.

      My guess is Minny is selling the team, and they want a playoff appearance to drive the price up. Overpaying a guy like Beasley is the next owner’s problem if things work out…

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