NBA: Ja Morant will not face gun charges, suspension extended | NBA News

The Glendale, Colorado, Police Department said Wednesday it would not bring any gun charges against the star of the Memphis Grizzlies Ja Morant or anyone else regarding an Instagram Live video from a bar there.
“GPD was unable to determine that probable cause existed for the filing of charges,” the department said in a statement.
Morant remains suspended for at least the next four games, the Grizzlies announced later Wednesday.
Morant was suspended last weekend for his off-court behavior, including a video posted online early Saturday morning that allegedly shows the All-Star guard brandishing a pistol at a strip club, determined to be Shotgun Willies.
The video was released hours after the Grizzlies lost on the road to the Denver Nuggets on Friday night. Possession of a firearm under the influence of alcohol is illegal in Colorado, an open carry state that also prohibits possession of weapons on federal property.
“No disruption was reported and no citizen or patron of the club came forward to file a complaint,” the GPD statement continued. “The investigation also concluded that no one was threatened or threatened with the firearm and, in fact, no firearm was ever located.
“There was not enough evidence available to charge anyone with a crime.”
The NBA is continuing to investigate whether Morant brought the gun on the team’s charter flight to Denver. Morant would face a 50-game suspension if the league finds he has done so.
Morant, 23, remains suspended until at least next Wednesday when the Grizzlies play in Miami. Their next game after that is March 17 at San Antonio.
One of the faces of the league and a contender for NBA Most Valuable Player, Morant appeared in the video days after a Washington Post report said he was charged with assaulting a teenager and threatening him with a gun after a pick-up game in the neighborhood. Less is known about other alleged incidents involving Morant and his family or associates, including alleged threats to mall security after Morant’s mother became embroiled in a disagreement at a Finish Line store.
Morant apologized in a statement over the weekend and his social media accounts have since been deactivated.
“I take full responsibility for my actions last night,” the statement read. “I’m sorry to my family, my teammates, my coaches, my fans, my partners, the city of Memphis and the entire Grizzlies organization for letting you down. I’m going to take some time to get some help and working on learning better ways to manage stress and my overall well-being.”
Morant is averaging 27.1 points, 8.2 assists and 6.0 rebounds in 53 games (all starts) this season. He was named to his second consecutive All-Star Game.
The Grizzlies host the Golden State Warriors on Thursday.


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