Scottsdale Police Investigating Phoenix Suns' Michael Beasley in Sexual Assault Case
The Scottsdale Police Department has confirmed the rumor that disappointing (on and off the court) Phoenix Suns forward Michael Beasley is being investigated in a sexual-assault case.
"We can confirm that our agency is investigating an allegation of sexual assault involving Mr. Beasley," Scottsdale Police Officer David Pubins says. "The allegation involves an incident that took place on January 13, 2013."
Police aren't saying much at the moment, seeing as someone found out about this mid-investigation.
"At this point, we can only say the investigation is ongoing as we are interviewing those involved and are processing any physical evidence that we may have to try to determine if criminal charges are appropriate for this incident," Pubins says.
Beasley's last run-in with Scottsdale police also was in January, when he was found speeding about 25 mph over the speed limit down Scottsdale Road at 1 a.m. without a license plate but with a suspended license and expired registration.
Beasley, 24, also has been caught with weed three times (twice by police and once by the general public), and he had a stint in rehab.
This was Beasley's first season with the Suns -- his fifth season after being selected with the second overall pick in the NBA draft in 2008.
Beasley posted career lows this season in points per game, rebounds per game, field-goal percentage, three-point percentage, and just about anything else that matters, helping the Suns achieve the absolute worst record in the Western Conference.
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