Ja Morant Forced By Grizzlies To Miss Games For Latest Gun Incident

Yet another worrying off-the-court incident involving Memphis Grizzlies star guard Ja Morant. He was seen in a nightclub on his Instagram Live feed flashing a gun. While stopping short of calling it a suspension, the team says
 their star player will be away from the franchise for at least two games.

Here's the troubling video in question:

In addition to the Grizzlies' actions, the NBA has issued a statement from league spokesperson Mike Bass, saying “We are aware of a social media post involving Ja Morant and are investigating.” 

What makes the incident even worse is that it comes on the heels of police revelations earlier this week that Morant is facing accusations of beating up a 17-year-old boy last summer and threatening him with a gun. 

In that incident, Morant, 23, allegedly punched the boy repeatedly about the head, and then threatened him by emerging from his home with his hand on a gun in his waistband. 

Morant is also accused of troubling behavior in another police report, including previously unknown allegations that Morant "threatened" a mall security director.  

Morant has responded to the latest gun-brandishing incident with an apology:

“I take full responsibility for my actions last night. I’m sorry to my family, teammates, coaches, fans, partners, the city of Memphis and the entire Grizzlies organization for letting you down. I’m going to take some time away to get help and work on learning better methods of dealing with stress and my overall well-being.”

It's unknown at this point how the NBA may respond. 

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