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A former Phoenix Suns player was accused of sexually assaulting a woman at his Scottsdale home in early 2013 in a lawsuit filed in federal court Monday afternoon. The woman accused Michael Beasley, who the Suns waived in September 2013 following an arrest for marijuana possession, of stripping her clothing, choking her until she was unconscious and repeatedly sexually assaulting her, according to court documents. A representative for Beasley did not immediately respond to a request for comment Tuesday morning. Arizona Republic

The civil suit filed in U.S. District Court requests $25 million in damages for allegations including sexual assault, infliction of emotional distress and false imprisonment, according to court documents. The woman claims that she and a friend went to a Scottsdale home that Beasley shared with a friend on Jan. 13, 2013 and that Beasley and the other man "physically overpowered, restrained, grabbed and groped," the woman, according to court records. The lawsuit also states that the men "stripped her clothing from her, repeatedly choked her into unconsciousness, and repeatedly sexually assaulted and raped her." Arizona Republic

October 27, 2014 Updates

“Being in China is a good opportunity for me. I want to re-love basketball. Over the past few years I went to the wrong direction. But now I am focused on regaining the confidence. In Shanghai I am opening a new chapter in my life” said Beasley. “I don’t think that marijuana ruined my career but some people think it did but they don’t know when it was last time I’ve smoked marijuana. It was six years ago” added Beasley. Sportando

October 9, 2014 Updates

Michael Beasley may not have played his way out of the NBA, but, for now, that's where the former Miami Heat forward is headed. A source with the Memphis Grizzlies confirmed to the Sun Sentinel that Beasley has left the team to sign in China. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

October 5, 2014 Updates

With Williams in, it essentially ended Michael Beasley's second tour with the Heat, with the team's No. 2 overall draft pick in 2008 signing with the Memphis Grizzlies. Riley said it was part of refreshing the roster in the wake of LeBron James' departure. "I love Mike, but we're moving on," Riley said. "When L.J. left, we just cleaned the table. It's time to move on. It really had nothing to do with anything but we're just moving in another direction, in another way, and it was nothing punitive, there was nothing bad. "I wish him nothing but the best. But we decided, in the long run, Josh McRoberts and Shawne, Chris [Bosh], Chris Andersen, Udonis [Haslem] and the guys we had there. I didn't want him to be put in the position of not playing, maybe." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

October 1, 2014 Updates

General manager Chris Wallace says Beasley is one of six guys in training camp with a chance to show the Grizzlies what they've got and they'll see where this goes. Wallace says there's no depth chart for the regular season with Beasley's name on it or an estimate of minutes. "It's up to him to show us, make the case for himself then we'll see where this goes," Wallace said. "We're just at the beginning of it with training camp started, and obviously he's someone that's very talented ... His career hasn't gone the way he would've liked but this is the perfect place for him to rebound." Associated Press

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