Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant is facing serious legal consequences due to his off-court behavior.
On Saturday morning, Morant went viral after showing off a gun while at a strip club during an Instagram live feed.
Ja Morant is being investigated by the #NBA for flashing a gun at a strip club on his own Instagram live early Saturday morning after losing to the Nuggets 113-97 Friday night pic.twitter.com/8N3ALEsx2E
— Highlight Hoops 24/7 (@HLHoops247) March 4, 2023
Ja Morant was allegedly seen showing off a gun in his IG Live this morning. 😳 pic.twitter.com/zOuopMbpCb
— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) March 4, 2023
According to a report from TMZ, Colorado police are now investigating Morant.
Cops are now investigating Ja Morant after the NBA superstar was seen on video over the weekend brandishing a firearm … TMZ Sports has learned.
A spokesperson for the Glendale Police Department in Colorado tells us they launched the probe into the matter shortly after Morant went on Instagram Live from what appeared to be a strip club with a gun in his hand.
According to the spokesperson, cops “have confirmed the incident took place at a bar in Glendale” — adding, “We are investigating the matter.”
No further details surrounding the probe were given.
ESPN confirmed TMZ’s report.
Glendale, Colo. police dept confirms to ESPN "there is an investigation" into Ja Morant's actions where he flashed what appeared to be a gun early Sat AM. Colorado is open carry but it is illegal in that state to possess a firearm while under the influence of alcohol
— Michele Steele (@MicheleSteele) March 6, 2023
Morant could be facing a lengthy suspension from the NBA, as league rules prohibit a player from possessing a firearm while in team property or traveling with the team.
We will see how the Ja Morant situation develops.
There are likely legal consequences because he is an out of state resident viewed in possession of a gun.
Here’s the CBA language for NBA discipline pic.twitter.com/S0cBpiGthC
— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) March 4, 2023
Morant has since apologized for the video and said he was going to seek help.
Ja Morant has released a statement pic.twitter.com/AlHl88rFKY
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 4, 2023