Ja Morant Suspended Two Games After Allegedly Showing Gun on Instagram Live
After allegedly flashing a gun on his Instagram Live, the Memphis Grizzlies have suspended guard Ja Morant for at least two games, per Grizzlies PR.
The news comes a little over an hour after the NBA said they were investigating Morant for the incident that occurred on Friday night. The suspension will force Morant to miss Sunday’s matchup with the Clippers and Tuesday’s matchup with the Lakers.
The team and league have yet to release any other statements on the situation. You can read our original post on the league announcing an investigation below.
Only a few days after reports surfaced of Ja Morant flashing a gun at a 17-year-old, the Grizzlies superstar is under fire for showing a weapon on his Instagram Live
Morant could be seen dancing and singing before briefly holding up what appears to be a gun on the left side of his face.
You can view the moment from the live stream here:
NBA spokesman Mike Bass has now informed ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that the league is aware of the video and is investigating further.
Again, this incident comes only days after the Washington Post’s Molly Hensley-Clancy shared two separate police reports that involved Morant threatening two individuals. One incident had him punching a teenager 12-13 times before he went into his home to grab a gun. The other incident involved him and his friends confronting a mall security guard. To be clear, charges weren’t pressed in either situation.
We also can’t forget what took place several weeks back, as Morant and his friends were accused of aggressively confronting members of the Pacers’ traveling party. They reportedly went on to shine a red laser at these individuals in a slow-moving SUV.
Morant’s Grizzlies are currently 2nd in the Western Conference with 20 games remaining in the regular season.