Ja Morant has been hit with nothing but negative press over the last week or so. Overall, this press has been deserved due to his actions off the court. For instance, he was seen brandishing a gun on Instagram Live, which is a big no-no. Moreover, Morant had been accused of uttering threats at a teenager, as well as a mall cop. These incidents have left NBA fans worried about the young star's future. The Grizzlies are also worried, as is the NBA. Subsequently, Morant was hit with an indefinite suspension from the league.
Additionally, it was revealed this week that the Glendale Police Department in Colorado would be investigating the situation. This is because there very well could have been a law being broken here. There are certain areas where you are not allowed to have a weapon on you, and due diligence needed to be paid in this instance. Had Morant been charged with a crime, his situation would have immediately worsened. However, it seems like Morant is finally getting some good news.
Ja Morant Won't Be Charged
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Glendale Police Department has come out with a lengthy statement. In this statement, they confirmed that Morant will not be charged. The reason behind this is quite simple: "There was not enough available evidence to charge anyone with a crime." These words were part of Glendale PD's statement on the matter. Overall, Ja and the Memphis Grizzlies will be very happy about this. However, this is not the end of this saga. Morant is still being investigated by the NBA, and if they find out he brought the gun on a team flight or in the locker room, he is staring down a 50-game suspension.
It will be extremely interesting to watch how this all continues to play out. Fans want to see Morant succeed, and this will be a difficult lesson for him to learn. That said, he has the potential to be great, and he can't be wasting it on stupidities. Let us know what you think of all this, in the comments below. Additionally, stay tuned to HNHH for more news from around the sports world.