Ja Morant suspended 8 games without pay
Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant was suspended for eight games without pay in early March following an incident in which he was spotted on social media. Gun sign in Colorado Club, the NBA announced Wednesday. The league said Morante will be cleared to rejoin the team on Monday, March 20.
The NBA’s investigation ultimately did not conclude that the gun Morant had was his, brought to the club or briefly displayed, the league said in a statement. said Police in Glendale, Colorado also did not find enough evidence charge 23-year-old with a crime.
The league added that its investigation did not find that Morante had a gun during his trip to Colorado with the team.
“Jay’s conduct was irresponsible, reckless and potentially very dangerous,” NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Wednesday. “He also has serious consequences because of his huge following and influence, especially among the younger fans who look up to him.”
Silver added that Morante expressed remorse for his actions and that he understood that this behavior could not continue in the future.
The suspension was announced after a meeting between Morant, Silver and several other NBA officials, the league said in a statement.
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