The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office sent police to Ja Morant’s house on Wednesday for a welfare check following the Grizzlies superstar’s social media posts, according to TMZ Sports.
Citing a spokesperson for the sheriff’s office, TMZ reported that Morant told the officers “that he is taking a break from social media.”
“He is fine,” the spokesperson told TMZ.
The sheriff’s office could not confirm TMZ’s reporting when reached by The Post.
Morant, who was caught on Instagram Live with a gun for the second time in three months 11 days ago, posted pictures of himself with his family on his Instagram story.
He ended the slideshow with a caption saying, “bye.”
The posts were later deleted.
Ja Morant posted this message to his mother and others on Instagram before deleting them.Instagram/jamorant
Ja Morant’s Instagram messageInstagram/jamorant
In his only public comment since the second video came out, Morant released a statement last Tuesday saying, “I know I’ve disappointed a lot of people who have supported me. This is a journey and I recognize there is more work to do.
“My words may not mean much right now, but I take full accountability for my actions. I’m committed to continuing to work on myself.”
Morant, 23, first filmed himself in an Instagram Live video holding a gun on March 4 while at the Shotgun Willie’s strip club in Glendale, Colo. after a loss the Nuggets in Denver.
Ja Morant was filmed in an Instagram Live video holding a gun in a car on May 13, 2023.Twitter/JamesBurnes8
Ja Morant holding a gun in an Instagram Live video while at the Shotgun Willie’s strip club in Glendale, Colo. on March 4, 2023.Twitter DJ Akademiks @Akademiks
NBA commissioner Adam Silver, who suspended Morant for eight games over the first video, said on ESPN’s Draft Lottery broadcast that he was “shocked” and that the league was investigating the newest incident.
The commissioner also said he was “assuming the worst,” and the Grizzlies have suspended Morant from all team activities.