NBA | Not charged, Ja Morant will miss four more games

(Miami) The Memphis Grizzlies announced Wednesday that Ja Morant will miss at least four more NBA games, even though authorities won’t charge the point guard who posted a video of him brandishing a gun in a nightclub. .

Morant has sat out his team’s last two games and is under investigation by the NBA.

One of the league’s brightest talents posted live video early Saturday morning in which he appeared to be holding a handgun at a nightclub.

On Saturday, in response to the video, the Grizzlies said Morant “will be out of the team for at least the next two games.”

On Wednesday, they indicated that the 23-year-old “will continue to be sidelined for at least the next four games”.

Morant, who deleted his Twitter and Instagram accounts on Saturday, apologized and said he was “going to take some time to get some help and learn better ways to deal with stress and (be) well. -to be general.

On Tuesday, Grizzlies head coach Taylor Jenkins said revealing a timeline for his player’s return would be “disrespectful.”

“Like I said the other day, we love him, we want the best for him, we support him. I will never share our conversations, ”added the coach.

Police in Glendale, Colorado said their investigation revealed the video was taken at Shotgun Willie’s, a strip club, but said they had not received any calls at the time the incident occurred. is produced.

“The investigation also concluded that no one was threatened by the firearm and that in fact no firearms were found,” the police statement said.

The incident is the latest in a series involving Morant, who was notably accused of throwing “12 to 13 punches” at a 17-year-old in his home in July 2022.

Morant’s agent claimed at the time that the player acted in self-defence.

A few days before the fight, the security guard at a Memphis mall told police he felt “threatened” by Morant and some of his relatives after a confrontation in the mall’s parking lot.

And the star point guard made headlines again in early February, when the NBA investigated Indiana Pacers’ allegations that the player’s entourage had “assaulted” members of their team, in using a red laser.


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