Local police were sent to conduct a welfare check on Memphis Grizzlies’ star Ja Morant following some concerning social media activity.
Thankfully, Morant is doing okay and is simply planning to take a hiatus from social media.
TMZ Sports heard from a spokesperson from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office in Memphis that several officers went to Morant’s home to perform a welfare check. Morant reportedly told the cops, “that he is taking a break from social media.”
“He is fine,” the spokesperson told TMZ Sports.
Morant shared four photos on his Instagram story: one with his mother, one with his father (with the caption “love ya pops”, one with his daughter and one of Morant doing an interview with the caption “bye.”
The posts have since been deleted.
On May 13, an Instagram video (posted by one of his friends) allegedly showed Morant flashing a gun during a car ride. The Grizzlies subsequently suspended Morant from all team activities.
This incident came two months after Morant landed in hot water for posting an Instagram video of himself flashing a gun at a Denver, Colorado nightclub. Morant didn’t face any charges but was handed an eight-game suspension by the league.
Morant then entered counseling for stress management following the incident.
In 61 games for the Grizzlies this season, Morant averaged 26.2 points, 5.9 rebounds and 8.1 assists per game. The Grizzlies were eliminated by the Los Angeles Lakers in the opening round of the playoffs.
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