Ja Morant is reportedly okay after police in Tennessee conducted a welfare check on his home following a cryptic Instagram Story that left fans and family concerned for his well-being, TMZ reports.
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Ja Morant Is Okay After Police Conduct Welfare Check Following Concerning IG Story
Early Wednesday, Morant posted and deleted messages from his account that prompted the concern.
The embattled Grizzlies point guard shared photos of his family members and let them know that he loves them. Among his posts, he congratulated his younger sister, Teniya, for committing to play basketball at Mississippi Valley State, The Shade Room previously reported.
“Congrats babygirl live yours,” Morant wrote above a picture of his sister.
He chillingly ended his series of posts with a photo of himself with the word “bye” written across it.
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A spokesperson for the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to TMZ that officers went to Ja’s home in Tennessee shortly after his post-and-delete on Instagram and revealed that the baller is “taking a break from social media.”
The spokesperson added that “he is fine.”
Cryptic Instagram Story Comes Amidst Second Suspension From NBA For Twice Waving Gun On Social Media
Morant’s cryptic messages arrive amid his second suspension from the Memphis Grizzlies. Earlier this month, the 23-year-old was seen on social media brandishing a gun for a second time.
He has remained primarily tight-lipped since the second gun video was posted mid-May.
He released a single statement following that incident that read, in part:
“My words may not mean much right now, but I take full accountability for my actions. I’m committed to continuing to work on myself.”
NBA Investigation Into Morant’s Conduct Remains Ongoing, Dancers From Club Speak Out
An NBA investigation into Ja Morant’s second gun brandishing remains ongoing, according to TMZ.
Meanwhile, strippers from the club of Morant’s first gun scandal say the baller has yet to apologize for the incident. However, they aren’t holding their breath to receive one.
“I don’t foresee an apology soon — he’s a boy,” the dancer told the New York Post of Morant. “I just wonder about how he’s still on the team,” another added.
Additionally, another dancer told the Post that Morant needs to be banned “from all clubs and (have) his NBA career taken away.”