Colorado Police Started Investigating Ja Morant After Displaying Gun At Nightclub & On IG Live
In his fourth season, Ja Morant was showing he’s a promising young player, while already solidifying himself as a superstar in the NBA.
But while Morant was shining on the court, there recently have been some pretty dark allegations off the court. Whether some members of his entourage point guns at Pacers personell, Morant beating up a teenager and threatening him with a gun, or Morant and his group threatening mall employees over a dispute, headlines have been while around Morant as of late.
Maybe most harmful to him and his standing within the league, Morant was seen displaying a gun on Instagram Live, while in a nightclub in Colorado last weekend.
This led to Morant being away from the team indefinitely, with the NBA currently investigating the case. But according to various reports, the league aren’t the only ones to look deeper into the case. Glendale Police Department confirmed it is also investigating. It is illegal in Colorado to possess a firearm while under the influence of alcohol.
Colorado is an open-carry state, although there are exceptions to the law, including the carrying of a firearm on federal property. It is illegal in Colorado to possess a firearm while under the influence of alcohol.
NBA rules prohibit a player from possessing a firearm while on team property or traveling on team business. In the video livestreamed by Morant, it is not clear whether he is intoxicated, but others are shown drinking.
Capt. Jamie Dillon told The Associated Press that police did not receive any calls or complaints about Morant’s actions but began looking into the matter Saturday after learning about the video circulating online.