Timberwolves guard Malik Beasley releases letter from jail
It was another disappointing season on the court for the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2020-21. Off the court, it was a roller coaster ride for some as well.
Malik Beasley pleaded guilty back in February to a felony charge of threats of violence. This stemmed from an incident last September in which Beasley was accused of pointing a gun at a family member that pulled up in front of his house.
The Timberwolves guard was sentenced to 120 days in jail and started serving that sentence on June 1. On Friday, he released a letter to his family members and fans.
Via Beasley’s Instagram account, the Timberwolves guard had a lot to say.
“I want people to learn from me, because it’s going to be one helluva story,” Beasley said. “This last year is just a chapter, and I hoped you stayed tuned to the end.”
“I’m not looking for sympathy or anything like that, just to understand I could easily fold and I won’t,” Beasley wrote. “For those who care, I love y’all and will return the favor I promise.” – Malik Beasley.
Beasley was suspended from the Timberwolves by the NBA for 12 games back in February after pleading guilty.
The Timberwolves signed Beasley to a four-year, $60 million deal last offseason after he flourished in Minnesota in a brief stint after being traded from Denver.
For Beasley, the hope is that this is the start of a true turnaround for the young, three-point specialist.
He is set to be released on August 17, factoring in good behavior.