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Suns’ Michael Beasley under investigation for sexual assault

May 7, 2013, 4:35 PM EDT

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Phoenix Suns’ forward Michael Beasley is under investigation by Scottsdale police for a potential sexual assault back on Jan. 13, according to ABC News 15 in Phoenix.

“At this point we can only say the investigation is ongoing,” said David Pubins, Scottsdale police spokesman. “We are interviewing those involved and processing any physical evidence we may have to try and determine if criminal charges are appropriate.”

There have been no charges filed and we do not know the details of what he is accused of doing. So don’t jump to conclusions here.

But it seems at least another bump in an already rocky NBA career for the former No. 2 overall pick in 2008. He has never matured into the scorer scouts thought he could be. Matured being the key word.

Beasley has two years remaining on the three-year, $18 million contract he got from current team president Lon Babby and fired GM Lance Banks. Now this falls in the lap of new GM Ryan McDonough – welcome to the job. The Beasley signing was one of the truly big misses of last free agency — with Steve Nash gone the Suns wanted someone to take over the role as leading scorer during as the team was rebuilt. Beasley was given every chance to grab that role but averaged a career low 10.1 points a game, didn’t seem to grasp how bad he was, and was eventually benched. After that he said he was basically done listening to people around the team for advice.

Beasley also was picked up by police last January for speeding in a car without a license plate while he had a suspended license. The team did not discipline him at that time.

  1. mrsandusky - May 7, 2013 at 4:41 PM

    What a schmuck. Embodies worthlessness and failure at all times.

  2. melkipershero - May 7, 2013 at 5:23 PM

    Anyone surprised? Me either.

  3. southpaw77 - May 7, 2013 at 5:33 PM

    He better hope charges get dropped like the ones put on Michael Crabtree and were deamed bogus, if not this guy continues to just not get it thru his head.

    • badintent - May 8, 2013 at 1:12 AM

      If the criminal charges are dropped , Here come Gloris Allred and her “my hoe got gropped” civil lawsuit.

  4. dopekidz83 - May 7, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    The “18 Million Dollar Mistake” strikes again…thank you, Suns’ FO

    • beagle11 - May 7, 2013 at 5:58 PM

      Sounds like he may have (allegedly) made an 18m dollar mistake himself

  5. yuwannano - May 7, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    See ya in the D-League Mike. Or prison. Whicheve comes first.

    • melkipershero - May 7, 2013 at 5:52 PM

      Prison. Then overseas somewhere.

      • erckle31 - May 7, 2013 at 9:48 PM

        Or just prison.

  6. adoombray - May 7, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    See Beas, this is why you set those backdoor screens, because when you give your enemies the moral high ground, you’d better have the ball skills to make people not care.

    • kavika6 - May 8, 2013 at 3:13 AM

      Kobe is a good example of that, but he got through it.

  7. cj1403 - May 7, 2013 at 6:17 PM

    If he goes to jail, is his contract canceled automatically, or does it stay on the books because it’s “guaranteed?”

    Anyone please…

  8. mazblast - May 7, 2013 at 6:31 PM

    So much talent, so much idiocy…

  9. sunsation3413 - May 7, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    Pretty sure all contracts have codes of conduct written in them and can be voided if violated. Good riddance B Easy.

    • Kurt Helin - May 7, 2013 at 7:05 PM

      Maybe, if he is convicted. But that takes time.

  10. slayisland - May 7, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    Wow Really Like mike hope this is not true

  11. patfic15 - May 7, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    Can’t be this stupid, huh?…

    • mazblast - May 7, 2013 at 10:03 PM

      He’s a multi-milliondollar athlete. Of course he can be this stupid.

  12. edwardemanuelson - May 7, 2013 at 8:22 PM

    What a waste of talent. 2nd overall pick in the 2008 draft. And to think it was actually a CHOICE between this guy and Derrick Rose.

  13. tomtravis76 - May 7, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    I still think that Beasley would do well in DC. Maybe being back home and around people he grew up with, areas that he is familiar with and just people to help keep him inline off the court. Yes, he will have many more opportunities to screw up, but he will be home and folks who knew him when he was a young knucklehead will help his growth as a man.

    Look at his history, he has goofed off everywhere, he has moved around so much, he has never had to answer for his actions. He just moves onto somewhere else because he has so much talent. Being back in DC maybe his hometown will hold him accountable.

    • mazblast - May 7, 2013 at 10:04 PM

      Or not. Sometimes the “hometown boy” gets a perpetual free pass.

  14. 00maltliquor - May 8, 2013 at 3:20 AM

    mrsandusky – May 7, 2013 at 4:41 PM

    What a schmuck. Embodies worthlessness and failure at all times.

    ….says the guy named Mr. Sandusky! Wooow….that’s rich!

  15. joeyashwi - May 8, 2013 at 8:55 AM

    I’m shocked! The guy wasn’t good enough to play for the Timberwolves yet didn’t do well in Phoenix? Speechless.

  16. edwardemanuelson - May 8, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    There is a team in Texas that can handle this guy and set him straight – and it’s not the Mavs or Rockets. He needs seperation and a change in culture.

    • drago2012 - May 8, 2013 at 2:06 PM

      Good old Popvich can handle this guy, as some of his players always say ” be careful or he will go SERBIAN on you!!! Just ask Parker!!!

  17. mytthor - May 8, 2013 at 10:56 PM

    Not here to defend Beasley but I love how the guy is a selfish baller and got arrested for traffic violations and marijuana in the past and he’s accused of sexual assault and everyone’s like “I knew it.” Not exactly the same thing, guys.

  18. jerdogthompson - May 9, 2013 at 1:56 AM

    Perfect example of million dollar body and a nickel brain. Too bad.

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