Ja Morant is trending again this week, but this time, it is not him that is in trouble, but somebody he has close ties to.
Davonte Pack, who is a longtime close friend of Memphis Grizzlies superstar Ja Morant was arrested Wednesday by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office in Tennessee, court records show. The arrest warrant was issued for Pack last week stemming from a fight involving a teenager at the Grizzlies star’s home in 2022.
Joshua Holloway, who is now 18, claimed Pack and Morant beat him up during a pick-up basketball game. Morant later claimed self-defense, arguing that Holloway checked the ball hard at his face.
At the time of the warrant, the sheriff’s office released the following statement:
“The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office obtained a warrant for the arrest of Davonte Pack, who has been charged with simple assault in relation to the July 2022 altercation involving Mr. Pack, Memphis Grizzlies basketball player Ja Morant, and a juvenile basketball player at Mr. Morant’s residence in Eads. The SCSO consulted with the SCDAG before obtaining the warrant.”
Pack admitted to striking Holloway but added that he “did not feel threatened at the time he struck Holloway in the head area knocking him to the ground.”
Morant’s lawyers have argued that he should be immune from liability under Tennessee’s “stand your ground” law, which allows those who feel threatened at their homes to act with force in certain situations. Holloway filed suit against Morant and Pack in September, while Morant filed a countersuit in April.
Pack’s Instagram account was the live video that showed Morant brandishing what appeared to be a gun, which led to Morant’s 25-game suspension.
In April 2022 a Washington Post story detailed a number of controversial incidents in which Morant was accused of harming or threatening to harm people.
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