Police in Colorado are investigating an incident involving Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant after he posted an Instagram Live video over the weekend that showed him displaying what appeared to be a gun while at a nightclub.
The incident reportedly took place at Shotgun Willie's, a “gentleman's club” in Glendale, a small enclave surrounded by Denver known for its strip clubs and shopping centers.
The Glendale Police Department is investigating whether Morant might have broken any gun laws.
While Colorado is an open-carry state, it is illegal to possess a firearm while under the influence of alcohol. It is also prohibited by NBA rules for a player to possess a firearm while on team property or traveling on team business.
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In the video, which was livestreamed by Morant, it is not clear whether he is intoxicated, but others are shown drinking.
The police did not receive any calls or complaints about Morant's actions, but they began investigating the matter after learning about the video circulating online.
According to a source, the NBA is conducting its own investigation into the matter, and Morant is currently away from the team. The Grizzlies have not given a timeline for his return.
This incident is not the first time that an NBA player has faced scrutiny for carrying a firearm. In 2019, then-Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas was suspended for the remainder of the season after he brought guns into the team's locker room.
As the investigation continues, it remains to be seen what the outcome will be for Morant and the Grizzlies.
However, this incident serves as a reminder of the potential consequences that can come from the misuse of firearms, and the need for responsible gun ownership.
In conclusion, Ja Morant's actions at a nightclub in Colorado over the weekend are being investigated by the police and the NBA after he posted a video on Instagram Live showing what appeared to be a gun.
While the investigation is ongoing, this incident highlights the importance of responsible gun ownership and the potential consequences that can arise from the misuse of firearms.