Zach Randolph Invited Drug Dealer To Party To Sell Marijuana, Police Say (VIDEO)
Just when you thought NBA All-Star Zach Randolph had turned over a new leaf in his life, the Memphis Grizzlies power forward is in trouble with the law once again. And, again, everyone is speculating about what kind of leaves he is dealing with. According to The Oregonian, police are claiming that Randolph invited a man to a party at his home over the weekend with the expectation that he would sell marijuana.
Once the party got started, though, things weren't nearly as straightforward for Randolph or the alleged drug dealer. The man, James Ruben Beasley, told KGW.com that he was attacked after a disagreement over the price of the marijuana. The 26-year-old told police that "four to seven people" beat him up with pool cues.
Beasley also said Randolph was not involved in the beating, therefor he is not a suspect.
Randolph had a run-in with the law in May of 2010 when he was accused of being a "major marijuana supplier."
Indianapolis police had found a car registered to Randolph filled with marijuana and gun ammunition and according to a report last year, a detective called him a "financier for known drug dealers in Indianapolis."
In April of 2009, Randolph was arrested for DUI when he was on the Los Angeles Clippers. It was his second DUI arrest.
The 30-year-old is coming off an incredible season with the Grizzlies, averaging a double-double in the regular season with 20.1 points and 12.2 rebounds. He led the Grizzlies to a miraculous upset over the top-seeded San Antonio Spurs in the first round of the playoffs. But Memphis went on to fall to the Oklahoma City Thunder in seven games in the second round.
WATCH: (Video courtesy of KGW.com)