Scottsdale Police are investigating but have not charged Michael Beasley for a reported sexual assault that took place at the Suns forward’s home. The department told multiple media outlets Tuesday, including The Arizona Republic, that they are looking into the allegation.
The incident reportedly occurred on Jan. 13 at Beasley’s home in Paradise Valley. A woman brought the complaint to Scottsdale Police, and Scottsdale Police spokesman Dave Pubins told the newspaper, “There is no booking photo as he was not arrested or charged with a crime. This investigation is ongoing.”
The news surely brings a negative cloud over the hiring of general manager Ryan McDonough, who has more than enough on his plate in hiring a head coach and beginning preparations for the upcoming NBA draft. Should the investigation find anything, Beasley’s status with the Suns could come into serious question, regardless of his contract that has two years remaining. His salary of $6 million next season is guaranteed while his final year, worth $6.25 million, is not.
Beasley was cited for speeding and an invalid driver’s license in January by Scottsdale Police, but the Suns did not discipline him publicly for that incident.