Timberwolves’ Malik Beasley begins 120-day jail sentence for prior threats of violence conviction

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Malik Beasley begins his jail sentence on Friday, stemming from an incident where he made felony-level threats of violence in September.

The Wright County Sheriff’s Office confirms that Beasley checked into the jail Tuesday morning and remains in custody at the Wright County Jail as of Friday.

In February, the 24-year-old was sentenced to 120 days in jail, to be served after the NBA season ends for the Timberwolves. He pleaded guilty to the charges in December. As part of the agreement, Beasley will be required to serve 120 days in person at the workhouse unless the Adult Correctional Facility determines COVID-19 precautions require him to be released on electric home monitoring.

During the sentencing hearing, the victims cited severe emotional trauma from Beasley pointing a gun at them, saying it affected their lives both personally and professionally. Beasley said he regretted the incident, adding, "I am not that person. I humbly apologize for my actions."