As a result of his arrest in September of 2020, Minnesota Timberwolves guard Malik Beasley was sentenced to 120 days in jail on Tuesday, after pleading guilty to a felony charge of threats of violence for pointing a rifle at a family outside his home.
The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office announced that Beasley can serve his stay in the workhouse after the conclusion of his NBA season, setting a tentative report date for May 26. COVID-19 precautions could require the county to release him on electronic home monitoring for the duration of his sentence.
Beasley also received three years probation, during which time he is not allowed to use alcohol or elicit drugs, and has been permanently banned from having firearms. He will also be required to enter an anger-management program.
A couple and their 13-year-old child — on a house-hunting tour in September — pulled up to the home where Beasley was living with his wife and then-18-month-old son and found the property roped off. Beasley approached their vehicle and pointed a rifle as he ordered them to leave. A police search of the house found 835 grams (1.8 pounds) of marijuana, a 12-gauge shotgun, a handgun, and an automatic rifle, which matched the description of the one he allegedly pointed at the family as they drove away.
Beasley and his now-estranged wife Montana Yao were both facing fifth-degree drug possession charges from the September 2020 arrest, when police found marijuana at his home. According to ESPN, those charges were dropped as part of his plea deal.
“We are very pleased with this outcome that will allow Malik to continue working on becoming a better person and making better choices,” said agent Steve Haney, in a statement.
The 19th overall pick in the 2016 draft by Denver, Beasley averaged 20.7 points in 14 games for Minnesota after being acquired in a trade with the Nuggets in February of 2020. He is averaging career-highs across the board this season. Usage of poor judgment on the day that he was arrested will have him pay the price.