Memphis Grizzlies point guard Ja Morant will not face criminal charges stemming from his Instagram Live video in which he appeared to display a handgun at a nightclub, the Glendale, Colorado, police department announced Wednesday afternoon.
The Glendale police conducted an investigation after being alerted to the video, determining that the incident took place at a strip club called Shotgun Willie’s early Saturday morning, hours after Memphis’ loss to the Denver Nuggets, but that there “was not enough available evidence to charge anyone with a crime,” according to a news release.
“GPD was not able to determine that probable cause existed for the filing of any charges,” the news release stated, in part. “In this case, it should be noted that on the night in question the GPD did not receive any calls for service at the nightclub regarding a weapon of any type. Subsequently, no disturbances were reported, and no citizens or patrons of the club came forward to make a complaint. The investigation also concluded that no one was threatened or menaced with the firearm and in fact no firearm was ever located.”
Pat Bev on Ja Morant:
“The first thing my son did was the Griddy… The NBA needs Ja. He’s the face of the new culture.”
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— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) March 7, 2023
Just in: Glendale, Colorado police has closed its investigation into Grizzlies star Ja Morant with no charge or crime: “There was not enough available evidence to charge anyone with a crime.” Full release: pic.twitter.com/Ng0uYdoLpp
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 8, 2023