Police are investigating Memphis Grizzlies player Ja Morant after he posted an Instagram Live video in which he appeared to display a gun while at a nightclub in Glendale, Colorado.
The Glendale Police Department is looking into whether Morant violated any gun laws in the state.
Ja Morant gun video
ESPN reports that the incident took place at Shotgun Willie’s, a “gentleman’s club” in the area. It is unclear whether Morant was intoxicated in the video, but others can be seen drinking.
While Colorado is an open-carry state, it is illegal to possess a firearm while under the influence of alcohol. Additionally, NBA rules prohibit players from possessing firearms while on team property or traveling for team business.
Although no complaints were made to police about the incident, the authorities began looking into it after the video circulated online.
Morant is currently away from the team as the NBA conducts its own investigation. The Grizzlies have not given a timeline for his return, but Coach Taylor Jenkins stated on Sunday that Morant’s absence is related to the ongoing investigation.
Memphis will play the Lakers in Los Angeles on Tuesday night without Morant.
In conclusion, the investigation into Ja Morant’s actions in Colorado continues as police look into whether he violated any gun laws.
While the incident did not receive any complaints, the NBA is conducting its own investigation, and Morant is currently away from the team. We will have to wait for further updates to see how this situation develops.