NBC Sports is reporting that a “drug-related assault” took place at Memphis Grizzlies’ PF Zach Randolph’s home in Oregon over the weekend.
At 12:30 a.m. this morning, detectives with the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office’s homicide and violent crimes unit served the warrant at Randolph’s home, at 1425 SW Turner Road.
Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. James Rhodes said Randolph was home at the time police served the warrant.
Rhodes said the search warrant came as part of a drug-related assault that occurred at the home early Saturday morning.
A man who was at the home told police he was assaulted with a pool cue by multiple people; Randolph was at home at the time of the incident, Rhodes said, but was not a suspect in the assault.
Assault by a pool cue is some Clue-like gangsta ish!
According to NWCN.com victim James Beasley told them that he went to Randolph’s house to sell marijuana. Beasley went on to say there was a disagreement about price and that he was then beaten up by several men with (pool) cue sticks.
UPDATE: Beasley says in TV interview (watch HERE) that he tried to sell the weed to Z-Bo for $200. Randolph thought the price was too high and went on to rip the weed out of Beasley’s hand. Then Randolph’s thugs/friends roughed up Beasley and beat him with pool cues.
Randolph, as stated above, is not a suspect, but with Randolph’s troubled past this has to worry you. As a Grizzlies fan this is very bothersome considering that Randolph just signed a massive contract extension in the off-season.
Randolph had his most successful season of his NBA career this past season. Some even dared to call him a superstar for his superb play during the NBA Playoffs.