Less than a month after checking out of a rehab, Miami Heat forward Michael Beasley was photographed on a boat surrounded by open beer bottles and an unidentified woman, both appearing to be passed out.
However, team officials insist that Beasley was merely sleeping, exhausted after a grueling practice session. And that the woman is just a friend.
Team officials told TMZ that the photo was taken during a “fishing trip arranged by the team” - probably the only boat doing any fishing that day. And witness told the South Florida Sun Sentinel that Beasley was not drinking at all.
Beasley checked into a rehab in August after he posted a picture on the internet of his new back tattoo, which also revealed what appeared to be drug paraphernalia on his desk.