Police Do Welfare Check on Ja Morant Following Concerning Social Media Posts

Ja Morant Suspended From Memphis Grizzlies

Police in Tennessee carried out a welfare test on Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant on Wednesday, Might 24 after the skilled basketball participant posted a string of regarding social media posts. A spokesperson for the Shelby County Sheriff’s workplace confirmed to TMZ that officers went to Morant’s dwelling shortly after the posts have been shared. When officers arrived, Morant reportedly advised them “that he’s taking a break from social media,” the spokesperson including, “he’s advantageous.” Morant hasn’t commented on the incident.

The welfare test got here shortly after Morant posted a number of photos of himself and his household to his Instagram Story earlier within the day. One photograph confirmed his mom and was captioned, “love ya ma,” with a second put up of his father studying, “love ya pops.” A 3rd picture of his daughter learn,” you da biggest babygirl love ya.” The posts concluded with a remaining picture of Morant with the caption, “bye.” The posts have been deleted a short while later.

The cryptic and regarding social media habits adopted Morant’s suspension from the Memphis Grizzlies on Might 14 after the NBA participant was caught on Instagram Dwell with a gun for the second time in three months. Within the video, which appeared throughout an Instagram Dwell session on the account of Morant’s pal Davonte Pack, Morant might be seen holding a gun in a automotive whereas he sang alongside to a rap tune. In an announcement shortly after the video surfaced, NBA spokesperson Mike Bass mentioned, per ESPN, “we’re conscious of the social media put up involving Ja Morant and are within the means of gathering extra data.” Morant was finally suspended from all group actions.

The video adopted a March 24 Instagram Dwell through which Morant might be seen flashing a gun in a Denver-area strip membership. After that incident, Morant briefly left the Grizzlies and entered a counseling program and was ultimately suspended eight video games after assembly with NBA commissioner Adam Silver.

Morant has solely made one public remark since the newest incident. In a statement released last Tuesday, he mentioned, “I do know I’ve disillusioned lots of people who’ve supported me. It is a journey and I acknowledge there’s extra work to do. My phrases might not imply a lot proper now, however I take full accountability for my actions. I am dedicated to persevering with to work on myself.”