Grizzlies’ Morant suspended for at least two games after video taped March 4 (Reuters)
Memphis Grizzlies goaltender Ja Morant has been suspended by the team for at least two games after he was tested positive during practice for using a firearm.
clubbing on his Instagram Live early Saturday morning. An NBA spokesman said the team is aware of the announcement and is investigating. Morant apologized later Saturday and said he intended to take time off.
“Myself, my partners, the city of Memphis and the entire Grizzlies team thank you for letting me go,” he said in a statement. some time to get help, work and study. a better way to manage stress and my overall well-being.
Grizzlies’ Morant suspended at least two games after gun video
“The suspension comes after the 23-year-old All-Star was the subject of a Washington Post report this week that said he was accused in a police complaint of repeatedly hitting a teenager during basketball game and shoot with a gun.
Morant also said he made threats against a security guard at a Memphis store, which prompted police to obtain a warrant, according to the report.
No charges were filed in the various incidents last summer. Morant has averaged 27.1 points, 8.2 assists and 6.0 rebounds in 53 games this season for the Grizzlies.
who are currently ranked second in the Western Conference. The suspension will cause him to miss Sunday’s game against the Clippers and Tuesday’s game against the Lakers.