Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011 at 9:10 am  |  31 responses

Police: Zach Randolph Invited Drug Dealer to His House to Sell Weed

The man who was allegedly beat up at Z-Bo’s home (see him telling his story of woe on video here) says Zach Randolph invited him to his place, and when he announced the price of the Mary Jane he was selling, things didn’t turn out so well for him. From the Oregonian: “Police say the latest chapter in basketball star Zach Randolph’s colorful life began Friday night, aboard a special charter cruise of the Portland Spirit, which got under way on the Willamette River at 11 p.m. That’s where police say Randolph, a former Trail Blazer now playing for the Memphis Grizzlies, invited a Southeast Portland man he knew to his mansion on Southwest Turner Road, in the Stafford area south of West Linn, for an after-cruise party. The Portland man, James Ruben Beasley, told police he was invited to sell marijuana at the party, which drew about 20 people. But something went wrong around 4 a.m. Saturday. ‘Mr. Beasley said four to seven people jumped him and beat him bloody with pool cues,’ said Sgt. James Rhodes, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office spokesman. But Beasley didn’t call 9-1-1. Instead, he left and went to a local hospital, where he was treated for head wounds and released. At 2 p.m. Saturday, he called police. Clackamas County sheriff’s detectives met Beasley in Portland and interviewed him. Based on what he told them, the detectives obtained a search warrant for Randolph’s home to seek evidence of an assault and drug activities. ‘He said he knew Zach Randolph and that he was not involved (in the beating),’ Rhodes said. ‘Therefore, he was not a suspect.’”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    I thought he grew up.

  • Fred

    Here he goes again…

  • LP

    zach randolph looks like the type that will have his career railroaded by the LOCKOUT… he might comeback overweight, out of shape, and making $17 M a year…Shawn Kemp would approve…i feel sorry for Grizz fans..

  • bike

    The best thing that can happen to someone who find’s themselves at Zach’s house at 4:00 am is to be struck by a sudden moment of clarity.

  • T-Money

    LP: ….and he would still give you 20 and 10. zach has never been “in” shape, so how can he get “out” of shape?

  • T-Money

    and getting high is not an issue if you’re media savvvy. jo noah gets high all the time – you can google pics of him smoking at the beach or being caught in a head shop. bill walton got high all the time as well.


    You take them Z-bo out of the hood, but you can’t take the hood out of Z-bo.

  • tBonez

    Well said.

  • http://www.twitter.com/nflem41 Nicolas Fleming

    Zach will always be a TrailBlazer.

  • http://Slamonline.com Caboose

    Is he trying to dismantle all the positive publicity he garnered from his playoff performance?

  • http://aol QGallday

    tsktsk…no comment 5zzzth

  • alex80

    Beasly??? Weed??? Michael??

  • Fat Lever

    Let me get this straight, a minor detail. Z-Bo invited a man, with the last name Beasley, to his house to sell weed? Coincidence?

  • LP

    Zach randolph was “in shape”, trust me….an overweight, outta shape ZACH Randolph will not give you 20/10……be real…

  • http://null.com Anon

    So none of this sounds fishy to anyone else? Aw ok

  • http://Slamonline.com Caboose

    LP, he put up 20.8/10.1 in 2008-2009 when he was a fat body playing for the Knicks and Clippers.

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    So a DRUG DEALER called the police on Zach Randolph and the cops are investigating Z-Bo and not the DRUG DEALER?

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  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Why would it sound fishy?
    1. Zach gets high.
    2. Zach rolls with thugs.
    3. Thugs don’t like being overcharged.

    It all connects.

  • http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_dont_lie/post/Video-Don-t-tell-Kobe-Bryant-what-he-can-t-do?urn=nba-233572 nbk

    HMMMMMMMMMM idk about this

  • http://www.acb.com A l a n

    Weed shouldn’t be illegal in first place. It’s just a plant. Like tobacco. Plus I’ve never heard of anybody dying for smoking too much. He may look dead, but he’s going to wake up in 30 minutes, hungry enough to eat up everything in your house. That’s the side effects. Hungry, happy, sleepy, that’s it. Just as Katt Willimas said: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWhUqo9Aivs
    Anyway hope this won’t affect Z-Bo and we will have a great Grizz team next season, whenever it is.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    I don’t think you should be mandated to wear your seatbelt, but that doesn’t mean I’m protected from getting a ticket.
    Z-Bo is a beast on the court. But he makes horrible decisions in his spare time.

  • MikeC.

    The best part of this for Z-Bo is that it happened during a lockout so the league can’t discipline him if he’s found to have done anything wrong. Get your smoke on fellas!

  • http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_dont_lie/post/Video-Don-t-tell-Kobe-Bryant-what-he-can-t-do?urn=nba-233572 nbk

    These players could get caught smoking crack right now, nothing the league could do about it.

  • LP

    You may think he was out of shape, but he wasn’t…just because he looks “fat” doesn’t mean he was out of shape…and furthermore, stat guys, looks like you FAILED to mention he didn’t even play half the season…
    i’m starting to think Zach Randolph isn’t hanging around the right people….

  • http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_dont_lie/post/Video-Don-t-tell-Kobe-Bryant-what-he-can-t-do?urn=nba-233572 nbk

    ZBO played 75 games (started 74) last season, what you talking about LP?

  • LP

    nbk: we are talking 2008-2009 season…not last season…

  • http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_dont_lie/post/Video-Don-t-tell-Kobe-Bryant-what-he-can-t-do?urn=nba-233572 nbk

    My bad LP — you right he played 45 that year. and was fat

  • http://slamonline.com biged

    i read the first sentence the skipped down to the end, and it said Beasley….i though it was the other beasley lol

  • MLK4Life

    So he’s going to be the Shawn Kemp of this lockout huh? After the season he and his team had? Sad.

  • http://www.fiba.com Darksaber

    And i thought Metta World Insane would be the 1st to revert to old form during the prolonged break.