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Michael Beasley arrested on drug charges; Terrel Harris suspended by NBA for failing drug test

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A pair of former Miami Heat players have separately run into trouble over alleged drug use.


Former Miami Heat 2008 #2 overall draft pick Michael Beasley has had a well-documented history of getting in trouble with the law, usually over his marijuana dependency, and he has once again been caught with the drug after getting stopped by Scottsdale police last night and was promptly arrested and booked.

From the Scottsdale Police Department:

On 08/06/13 at 1:15 am SPD made a stop for a traffic violation in the area of Scottsdale and McCormick Roads. As the officer approached the vehicle he could smell marijuana emanating from within the car. A search of the driver's area recovered marijuana that was impounded. The driver, identified as Michael Beasley, was booked pending charges for possession of marijuana and released.

This is the third time this year alone that Beasley has been in trouble, first in late January for driving with a suspended license, in addition to having a loaded firearm in his car, after getting caught speeding. Then in May, he was accused of sexual assault for an incident in January in a case that's still being investigated.

Beasley now plays for the Phoenix Suns after getting traded by the Heat to the Minnesota Timberwolves to create cap space during the summer of 2010 and the beginning of the Big 3 era.

Another former Heat player, Terrel Harris, is also in trouble for suspected drug use with news yesterday that the NBA has suspended him for five games for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program. His suspension begins "with the first game of the next NBA regular season for which he is eligible and physically able to play". Because of the length of the suspension, it is believed that the suspension is possibly because of a failed drug test over marijuana as a repeat offender.

Harris last played for the Portland Trail Blazers, who are now heavily loaded at his position, so it's anyone's guess when he'll actually serve his suspension, if he ever does.