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NBA suspends Timberwolves star Malik Beasley 12 games after guilty plea

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Posted at 12:57 PM, Feb 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-26 16:10:06-05

The National Basketball Association announced Thursday that Minnesota Timberwolves guard Malik Beasley is suspended 12 games without pay for an incident that occurred during the offseason in September.

In a press release, the league said the suspension would go into effect Saturday.

Beasley's suspension stems from him pleading guilty to a felony charge of threatening to commit a crime of violence to terrorize another person, the NBA said in the statement.

According to Yahoo! Sports, Beasley threatened a family with an assault rifle after they had stopped in front of his home during a parade of homes tour back on Sept. 26.

Beasley was arrested in October and pled guilty in December, ESPN reported.

According to Yahoo!, he will serve 120 days in a corrections facility once the season is over.