May 25, 2023
Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant's Instagram posts prompted Tennessee law enforcement to conduct a welfare check Tuesday, TMZ reported. "He is fine," a spokesperson from the Shelby County Sheriff's Office confirmed to The Commercial Appeal. "He advised us that he is taking a break from social media."
The 23-year-old posted a series of photos on his Instagram story, writing affectionate messages to his mother, father, sister and daughter. He concluded with a photo of himself being interviewed after a game and captioned it "bye."
Morant deleted the posts within minutes, leaving fans to speculate about their meaning. It's unclear if someone called the sheriff’s office to alert them of potential concern.
Morant is currently dealing with the aftermath of a video that began to circulate May 14 that appeared to show him flashing a gun. Tuesday's posts were his first since the video surfaced, and the NBA is currently investigating. The Grizzlies suspended him from all team activities in the meantime.
Source: Yahoo Sports