Beasley’s moving on, his stuff isn’t
After signing a three-year contract with the Phoenix Suns, 23-year-old forward Michael Beasley apparently had just one answer for what to do with his houseful of items in Minnesota -- hold an estate sale.
Rather than pack up his goods after his two-year stay with the Timberwolves, Beasley decided to put 90-percent of the contents of his $1.4-million Orono, Minn. house up for sale according to foxsportsnorth.com. The house itself wasn’t on the market and no sports memorabilia was available during the two-day sale.
Shoppers savvy enough to wait until day two got some deep discounts. A $400 table was reduced to $150 and designer women’s handbags were slashed to just $150 as well. A book of Ingmar Bergman screenplays as well as a copy of Physicians’ Desk Reference were also on sale.
Beasley wasn’t present for the selloff, which was run by Esquire Estate Sales.
Speaking with the enemy
Fred Taylor had every right to hate Tank Black.
Once one of the biggest agents in sports, Black was caught running a series of investing scams that lost Taylor well over $3 million in the late 1990s.
But the former Jacksonville Jaguars running back reached out to Black by telephone after finding out he had been released from prison and was living in Texas.
His first question: “What happened?”
According to Yahoo sports, Black told Taylor he was “misled into investing into a Ponzi scheme” before breaking into tears.
“Whether or not I believe him,” Taylor said, “I don’t know.”
Luckily, Taylor had a lucrative 13-year NFL career and was able to weather the financial crisis. And he would take a face-to-face meeting with Black if one was to come to pass.
-Compiled by Chuck Frye