Police Conduct Welfare Check on Ja Morant Following Cryptic Instagram Posts

Police in Tennessee check on Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant after concerning Instagram posts; Morant states he is taking a break from social media.

Tennessee police conducted a welfare check on Ja Morant, the suspended Memphis Grizzlies guard, following cryptic messages that appeared on his Instagram account and were later deleted.

The posts contained messages expressing love and farewell, leading to concerns about Morant’s well-being. However, a spokesperson for the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Morant is fine and explained that he informed them he is taking a break from social media.

This incident comes after Morant’s recent suspension from team activities due to a video showing him holding a gun, which was his second firearms-related incident on social media within three months. The suspension could have significant financial consequences for Morant, as it may impact his lucrative five-year, $194 million contract set to begin in the upcoming season.