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Suns’ Beasley cited for speeding, driving with suspended license, more

Feb 4, 2013, 6:14 PM EDT

Michael Beasley AP

The roller coaster that is Michael Beasley‘s season in Phoenix continues, with this new and latest info being a big drop that comes with an off-the-court incident.

Last month Beasley was pulled over and cited, nearly arrested then released for a wide variety of traffic violations, reports after looking at police records.

According to a report obtained through a FOIA request, it has been learned that Suns forward Michael Beasley, on January 25, was pulled over by Scottsdale Police due to speeding down Scottsdale Road at about 1:10 a.m.

He was cited for driving with a suspended license, driving with excessive speed, driving with expired registration and failure to display a license plate on the rear of the vehicle. Driving with a suspended license and excessive speeding are criminal traffic violations, whereas driving with expired registration and failure to display a license plate are civil traffic violations.

Beasley is scheduled to be back in court Feb. 11.

Beasley was not driving under the influence during the arrest and was cooperative. He was pulled over for doing 71 in a 45 mph zone, according to the report. After it all the police had considered arresting and bringing Beasley in, but because he had been cooperative they let him go on the scene with a citation.

Beasley, the former No. 2 pick, had a reputation around the league as enigmatic on the court and not worth the trouble off it. Phoenix, entering their  post Steve Nash era and needing a scorer, took a chance on him with a three-year, $18 million deal. He has disappointed, averaging 10.6 points a game on 39.7 percent shooting (he’s a mix of big scoring nights and nonexistent), and he has been pushed back to a sixth man role. However, in three of the Suns last five games he has scored more than 20 points, and he keyed a comeback win over the Lakers. He will make $6 million next season and can be bought out of the season after that for $3 million (if not he makes $6.25 million).

  1. illegalblues - Feb 4, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    amazed he didn’t have a blunt or two on him.

    • money2long - Feb 4, 2013 at 6:29 PM

      well, he did have a loaded gun in the car

      • shanelsweet - Feb 4, 2013 at 6:41 PM

        Thank goodness that’s still not illegal for most folks. Of course, pretty soon we’ll be saying the same thing about the blunts.

      • lovinthatsomanyhateonnd - Feb 4, 2013 at 6:59 PM

        lmao this is AZ man, id be shocked if he didnt have one…people carry them into Circle K, grocery store, etc all the time..its just the norm here.
        As for Scottsdale PD, not surprised they were the ones pulling him over…they profile like nobodies business.

      • fanofevilempire - Feb 4, 2013 at 7:01 PM

        the story didn’t have anything on that.

      • money2long - Feb 4, 2013 at 7:32 PM

        there’s no mention of weapon charges in the report because the gun was registered. it only had one bullet as well…a .45 caliber with the bullet in the chamber, beas took it on himself to tell the arresting officer that he was in possession of the gun, he didn’t wait for the cop to stumble upon it.

  2. delusionalcardsfan - Feb 4, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    Slow down a$$hole! I live here!

  3. nygdriveforfive - Feb 4, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    If was smoking blunts he probably would have slowed down. Chill out mang

    • illegalblues - Feb 4, 2013 at 6:56 PM

      good point, let super cool beas smoke, commish!

  4. nycalldayz - Feb 4, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    All the talent in the world and he keeps screwing up. Smh

  5. willcoop62 - Feb 4, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    Son, my only advice to you is this, stay the HELL out of Snottsdale! The cops are fanatics there and will arrest you on sight!

    • badintent - Feb 5, 2013 at 1:59 AM

      What was not reported was that he was busted ……… for really bad hair

  6. barackfan - Feb 4, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    Hey Mr. B,
    FYI the world does not revolve around you. One of these days I really, really hope you make a positive contribution to society, instead of being a liability.

  7. delusionalcardsfan - Feb 4, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    @lovinthatsomanyhateonnd- Scottsdale PD profiled him by clocking him well over the criminal speed limit. He stuck out like a turd in a punch bowl.

  8. brent05cards - Feb 4, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    Who cares! He’s just going to get a slap on the wrist because our judicial system is a joke.

  9. rj2323 - Feb 4, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    What a waste of talent

  10. fanz928 - Feb 4, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    Come on son !

  11. 32magicman - Feb 4, 2013 at 9:16 PM

    Should be arrested for his latest hair style…

  12. bullsrgreat1 - Feb 5, 2013 at 12:13 AM

    “if the bulls take beasley they will be set for future” nba Analysts draft night 5 years ago

  13. louhudson23 - Feb 5, 2013 at 7:26 AM

    71 in a 45 zone with no tag on the car….no profiling required…and tens of millions smoke daily without doing the silly things this guy does or says.

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