Minnesota Timberwolves guard Malik Beasley has pleaded guilty to a serious threat of violence in connection with a September incident in which he was arrested, his lawyer, Steven Haney, confirmed to ESPN on Monday.
Haney said Beasley, 24, will not have to spend time in jail or be locked up at home until after the 2020-21 NBA season. Your sentence will not exceed 120 days. If Beasley successfully completes probation, the charge of threatening his violence will be reduced to a misdemeanor, according to Haney.
As part of the reason, a drug charge was dismissed.
“This resolution will allow Malik to play the 2020-2021 NBA season and work to become the player and person we know he can be,” Haney told ESPN.
Beasley, who averaged 20.7 points in 14 games with the Timberwolves last season after being traded by the Denver Nuggets in February, faces drug / controlled substance offenses and charges of receiving / hiding stolen property. , according to the records of Hennepin County Prison.
In November, Beasley, a restricted free agent, reached a four-year, $ 60 million contract with the Timberwolves. The fourth year is a team option.
In a statement to ESPN at the time, the Plymouth Police Department said officers had been called to Beasley’s residence for a reported gun offense. The informants told the officers that they stopped their car in front of the house, and a “suspect approached their vehicle, hit the window of the vehicle, pointed a gun at them and advised them to leave the property”.
“While the victims were walking away, the suspect was spotted holding the gun to his shoulder and pointing it at his vehicle,” the police statement said.
Officers set a perimeter to locate the individual and detected a strong smell of marijuana, according to the statement. A vehicle tried to leave the property and was stopped by police. Three people in the car were detained and later released. A man, who identified himself as the owner of the house, was shouting at the officers outside.
Officers obtained a search warrant for the property and located narcotics and numerous weapons, one of which was confirmed stolen, police said.