Beating at Randolph's home investigated

March 15, 2012 at 5:01 PM
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PORTLAND, Ore., March 15 (UPI) -- Police documents were released that shed light on a beating incident at the Portland, Ore., home of basketball player Zach Randolph.

Reports totaling 158 pages by the Clackamas County, Ore., Sheriff's Office, evaluated this week by Deputy District Attorney Christine Landers, include details of a party at Randolph's West Linn, Ore., mansion in August, where attendee James Reuben Beasley allegedly attempted to sell marijuana to Randolph but set the price too high.

"That is when Zach aggressively snatched the marijuana out of James' hands and yelled to other people at the house to get him (James) out of the house," the report said.

Beasley told deputies he was beaten by "six or seven" of Randolph's bodyguards as he was hustled from the house and hospitalized. The following day, the documents state, Beasley's mother called police, who obtained a warrant to search Randolph's house.

Once inside, Randolph, in bed, refused an order by police to "show me your hands," but complied after a deputy aimed a handgun at him. He denied any knowledge of the beating, the reports say.

No arrests have been made in the case, police said.

Randolph, formerly with the Portland Trail Blazers, now plays for the Memphis Grizzlies. His house, which was once featured on the "MTV Cribs" television program of lavish homes, is listed for sale at $1.29 million, The (Portland) Oregonian reported Thursday.

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