The NBA suspended Ja Morant for eight games without pay. The league said the cause of the suspension is for conduct detrimental to the NBA. Also, it came after the Memphis Grizzlies guard displayed a gun during an Instagram Live session.
According to basketball and baseball betting experts, the league’s investigation didn’t determine if Morant owned the gun or how it got into the nightclub. Also, they did not find out if Morant brought the weapon while traveling with the Grizzlies.
The suspension includes the five games Morant already missed. Thus, he will only miss three games. According to bookie pay per head sources, he will return in time for the home game against the Mavericks on Monday.
NBA Suspended Ja Morant
Morant claims he is in a good headspace and has spent the week reflecting on his actions to improve. He met with the NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on Wednesday. Also, he appreciated their discussion.
Silver described Morant as reckless, irresponsible, and potentially very dangerous. Also, his actions could lead to severe consequences due to his enormous influence and following. In addition, he has lots of young fans who see him as a role model.
Silver said Morant expressed sincere remorse and contribution to his actions in the clubhouse. According to sportsbook pay per head info, Morant learned from it and understood his responsibility and obligations to the team and the league.
The police in Glendale, Colorado, a Denver suburb, said earlier this month that they would not recommend criminal charges be filed against Morant.