Memphis Grizzlies’ Ja Morant Under Investigation After Allegedly Brandishing Gun in Nightclub
Ja Morant, star point-guard of the Memphis Grizzlies, is currently under investigation in Colorado after footage on social media appeared to show him brandishing a gun in a nightclub after the team’s game against the Denver Nuggets on Friday night.
The Glendale police have not received any complaints, but they are looking into whether Morant has violated any laws.
The incident has caused concern for the Grizzlies’ fan base, who are already concerned with past controversies surrounding the player.
This current investigation is the latest in a string of incidents that have overshadowed his career, including Davonte Pack being banned from home games for a year after an incident in Memphis, and a civil lawsuit brought after an alleged assault on a 17-year-old at Morant’s home.
Morant addressed his recent behavior in a statement, taking responsibility for his actions and apologizing to his family, teammates, coaches, fans, partners, the city of Memphis and the entire Grizzlies Organization for letting them down.
He announced that he would be taking time off to seek help and learn better ways of dealing with stress and his overall well-being.
Memphis Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins provided few details on Morant’s return and said that the team is supporting him while holding him accountable for his actions.
Jenkins acknowledged that Morant has made “difficult decisions and poor choices” but declined to outline the steps needed for him to return to the team.
The investigation is ongoing, and there is no timetable for Morant’s return to the court.
While his future with the team remains uncertain, the Grizzlies show support and hold hope that Morant can recover from these “difficult times.”