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Michael Beasley Cited For Marijuana Possession, Speeding

Minnesota Timberwolves combo forward Michael Beasley was cited for possession of marijuana and for speeding during a June 26 traffic stop, authorities in Minnetonka announed Wednesday afternoon, according to KARE. Officers pulled Beasley over for driving at 84 miles per hour, 19 miles over the speed limit. Upon searching the vehicle, they found 16.2 grams of marijuana.

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Under normal circumstances, such an offense could result in a fine or suspension from the NBA or the Timberwolves. However, the league cannot discipline its players for thei behavior during the NBA lockout, so it's possible the only penalties Beasley will face from this incident are legal ones. KARE's report says Beasley will have to pay fines for both offenses.

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This incident isn't Beasley's first involving marijuana. Prior to the 2009/10 season, he admitted himself to a rehabilitation center in Houston a few days after a photo he posted on his since-deleted Twitter account depicted him showing off a new tattoo; a small, plastic bag of what may have been marijuana was visible in the background.

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Beasley, the second overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft, finished his first season as a Timberwolf averaging 19.2 points and 5.6 boards per game.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.