T-Wolves' Beasley pleads guilty to threats of violence
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Malik Beasley entered a guilty plea for threats of violence stemming from charges in October, his attorneys Steven Haney and Ryan Pacyga told The Athletic's Shams Charania.
Felony drug charges from the same incident were dismissed, according to his lawyers.
If Beasley is handed any jail time or home confinement, he'd only serve it at the end of the 2020-21 NBA season, and the sentencing would not exceed 120 days, Haney and Pacyga told Charania. The felony threat of violence charge will be downgraded to a misdemeanor if he completes his probation.
Beasley, 24, was charged with threats of violence and fifth-degree drug possession after a family told police that he pointed a rifle at them as they were touring his neighborhood on Sept. 26. Officers found three firearms and 835 grams of marijuana when they arrived at Beasley's home. His wife, Montana Yao, who told police the marijuana was hers, was also charged with fifth-degree drug possession.
Minnesota re-signed Beasley to a four-year, $60-million contract this offseason as a restricted free agent. The guard is entering his second season with the Timberwolves following a trade from Denver Nuggets in February.