Ja Morant will not face criminal charges over gun incident; will miss at least 4 more games

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Published: Mar. 8, 2023 at 3:22 PM CST
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant will not face any criminal charges over a social media incident with a gun.

Police in Glendale, Colorado, launched an investigation on Morant over a social media video that showed Morant flash a gun in public.

Police say the incident took place at Shotgun Willie’s, a gentlemen’s club in the Denver suburb.

Police were not able to determine that there was any reason to file charges.

Glendale Police add that there were no disturbances or complaints made by any club patrons.

“Although the video was concerning enough to prompt an investigation, there was not enough available evidence to charge anyone with a crime,” the release states.

Morant remains on leave from the Grizzlies over the incident. The Grizzlies say Morant will remain away from the team for at least four more games.

This means Morant will miss games against the Warriors, Mavericks (twice) and Heat.

Morant said in a statement that he takes full responsibility for his actions and that he is taking time away from the team to get help.

The NBA has not yet completed their investigation.

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