Police conduct welfare examine on Ja Morant after Instagram posts
The Shelby County Sheriff’s Workplace despatched police to Ja Morant’s home on Wednesday for a welfare examine following the Grizzlies celebrity’s social media posts, in response to TMZ Sports activities.
Citing a spokesperson for the sheriff’s workplace, TMZ reported that Morant advised the officers “that he’s taking a break from social media.”
“He’s positive,” the spokesperson advised TMZ.
The sheriff’s workplace couldn’t verify TMZ’s reporting when reached by The Put up.
Morant, who was caught on Instagram Dwell with a gun for the second time in three months 11 days in the past, posted photos of himself together with his household on his Instagram story.
He ended the slideshow with a caption saying, “bye.”
The posts had been later deleted.
In his solely public remark because the second video got here out, Morant launched an announcement final Tuesday saying, “I do know I’ve upset lots of people who’ve supported me. It is a journey and I acknowledge there may be extra work to do.
“My phrases could not imply a lot proper now, however I take full accountability for my actions. I’m dedicated to persevering with to work on myself.”
Morant, 23, first filmed himself in an Instagram Dwell video holding a gun on March 4 whereas on the Shotgun Willie’s strip membership in Glendale, Colo. after a loss the Nuggets in Denver.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver, who suspended Morant for eight video games over the primary video, mentioned on ESPN’s Draft Lottery broadcast that he was “shocked” and that the league was investigating the most recent incident.
The commissioner additionally mentioned he was “assuming the worst,” and the Grizzlies have suspended Morant from all crew actions.