Ja Morant Accused of Flashing Gun at a Teenager, Threatening Security Guard
According to Molly Hensley-Clancy of the Washington Post, Memphis Grizzlies superstar Ja Morant has been accused of two pretty serious charges (h/t Yahoo Sports).
Police records obtained by the Post show that Morant was accused of punching a 17-year-old 12-13 times during an incident at Morant’s home last summer. The teenager also said that Morant went back into his home and later appeared with a gun in the waistband of his pants.
Morant did go on to reportedly file a police report of his own and stated that he was acting in self-defense after the teen made his own threats. Local prosecutors eventually declined to file charges.
In a separate incident, Morant is also accused of threatening a mall security guard before one of his friends shoved that person in the head.
These two reports come only several weeks after Morant’s friends were under fire for aggressively confronting members of the Indiana Pacers’ traveling party after a game. Morant and his friends were also later accused of driving slowly past the same group in an SUV while shining a red laser out of the car. Members of the Pacers’ traveling party and a security guard told The Athletic that they believed it was a gun.
The NBA later reviewed the incident and banned certain individuals from attending games at the FedExForum in Memphis. Morant apparently complied with the league’s investigation and was not handed any penalty.