After serving 78 days in jail, Minnesota Timberwolves guard Malik Beasley was released on Tuesday. He took to Instagram to post his reaction to being let out.
Malik Beasley on IG: “I’m free!” pic.twitter.com/5ma23U2yFa
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The guard for the Wolves pleaded guilty back in February to felony charges of threats of violence. Beasley had been accused of pointing a gun at a family member last September when they had pulled up in front of his house.
He was sentenced originally to serve 120 days but was let out on Tuesday after 78 days.
While he was serving some of that time, the sharpshooting guard for the Wolves released a note from jail via his Instagram.
“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.”
Minnesota signed Beasley to a four-year, $60 million deal last offseason with the plans of him being a big part of their core going forward. With Karl-Anthony Towns, D'Angelo Russell and Anthony Edwards already in the mix, the Wolves have a legitimate young nucleus to build around. Now, Beasley will be back as part of that team after serving a league suspension and his sentence.