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Michael Beasley, PR firm part ways after 3 weeks

Posted on: November 2, 2011 12:23 pm
Edited on: November 2, 2011 12:54 pm
 
Posted by Ben Gollivermichael-beasley

Good news, everyone. We've located a marriage that ended faster than the sham perpetrated by Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries.

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley and the public relations firm he hired to help him navigate this crazy 21st century media landscape have apparently parted ways just three weeks into their relationship.

Back on Oct. 21, news broke that Beasley had hired S & S Associates to improve his image. On Wednesday, a representative for the the firm issued a terse statement saying that S & S Associates no longer represented Beasley, who first contracted its services on Oct. 10.

"Please be advised that S&S Associates is no longer affiliated with Michael Beasley," the statement read. "Please refer all inquiries to 'Shooter'."

Shooter's email address was listed as "unknown," although a contact phone number was included.

"We think that Michael is a great kid, and we're wishing the best for him, but he was just not a good fit for our firm," S & S Associates' Tonya Payton told CBSSports.com on Wednesday. "Michael is at the stage in his life and his career where he just needs to take a step back and reevaluate a lot of things in his life." 

In the three weeks since he hired the P.R. firm, Beasley threw an "All-Star" charity game in which all the All-Stars bailed out and said that the ongoing labor negotiations are "kind of retarded." But that was the petty stuff.

The real bombshell came when Beasley launched explosive lawsuits against his former agent, Joel Bell, and his former AAU coach, Curtis Malone, in which he and his mother admitted to receiving thousands of dollars of illegal benefits while he was in high school and college. The lawsuit is personal, too, as Malone reportedly served as a surrogate father to Beasley, allowing him to live with his family during his high school years.

2011 has been one thing after another for Beasley, who was busted with marijuana this summer and famously shoved a fan in the face during an exhibition game. Come to think of it: Hiring a P.R. firm was actually a really good idea. Oh well.
Comments

Since: Aug 1, 2009
Posted on: November 2, 2011 11:33 pm
 

Michael Beasley, PR firm part ways after 3 weeks

this guy is nothing but trash, never heard anything good about him, waste of space,



Since: Oct 16, 2011
Posted on: November 2, 2011 6:16 pm
 

Michael Beasley, PR firm part ways after 3 weeks

I dont think any PR firm in the nation can help Beasley with his image, the kid just doesnt have a clue..........



Since: Nov 8, 2010
Posted on: November 2, 2011 2:13 pm
 

Michael Beasley, PR firm part ways after 3 weeks

Beasley is on par with former T-Wolf J.R. Rider.  
Does not have the brains that God gave a Billy Goat.
All major sports have their share of thugs & boneheads...
NBA has a preponderance of them.  
Clean your house, NBA, or your corporate sponsors will cut deeply into that pie y'all are arguing over. 


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