Ja Morant, a player for the Memphis Grizzlies, is charged with hitting a youngster and making a gun threat. On social media, the NBA player is receiving criticism. In the meanwhile, a video of Commissioner Adam Silver announcing Morant’s indefinite ban is making the rounds on Twitter.
NBA star Ja Morant found himself in legal problems when a 17-year-old accused him of repeatedly striking him during a pickup basketball game at Morant’s Tennessee home in July of last year. After a game-related argument got out of hand, the youngster claimed that.
After entering his home, the Memphis Grizzlies player returned with a ‘gun visible in the waistline of his jeans and his hand on the weapon.’ The Washington Post cited interviews with the youngster conducted by police from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office as saying that he also claimed to have a “big knot” where Morant smacked him on the side of his head.
The 23-year-old Morant was the subject of another incident of threats. Authorities were informed by a mall security guard that Ja Morant “threatened” him after an incident in the mall’s parking lot. He said that a member of Morant’s group “shoved him in the head”. According to The Washington Post, this event reportedly took place four days before the one involving the youngster.
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Agents and legal counsel for Ja Morant issue a statement
The attorney and representative for Ja Morant have issued a statement in response to the information provided by Molly Hensley-Clancy of The Washington Post. The Hensley report, Clancy’s according to Butler Snow LLP attorney S. Keenan Carter, is a falsehood, and legal action is being considered.
The Memphis Grizzlies star’s behavior against the adolescent was described as self-defense by Jim Tanner of Tandem Sports and Entertainment. Tanner stated that the NBA and the police had previously looked into the situation and found his client not responsible for anything.
Any and all claims regarding firearms have been thoroughly reviewed, according to Tanner, who released a statement. “Included in this is the NBA inquiry from last month, which turned up no proof. The event on July 26 was solely an act of self-defense. Once more, following a thorough investigation by law enforcement, they decided not to file any charges against Ja.”
The two claimed occurrences are the most recent in a long line of unsettling accusations against Morant. Last month, the league looked into allegations made by the Indiana Pacers that Morant’s friends had “aggressively accosted” Pacers team members while on the road.
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