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Ja Morant Suspended 8 Games Without Pay After Meeting Adam Silver



NBA Suspends Ja Morant For 8 Games For Displaying Gun At A Nightclub

The NBA has suspended Grizzlies star Ja Morant for eight games after league investigation into him displaying an apparent gun at a Denver nightclub on social media on March 4.

Ja Morant met with NBA commissioner Adam Silver in New York today. Morant has left a counseling program in Florida and moves closer to ramping up for return.

According to the league’s statement, Morant and NBA commissioner Adam Silver met in New York Wednesday. “Ja’s conduct was irresponsible, reckless and potentially very dangerous,” Silver said in the statement.

“Ja has also made it clear to me that he has learned from his incident and that he understands his obligations and responsibility to the Memphis Grizzlies and the broader NBA community extend well beyond his play on the court.”

Morant “has left a counseling program in Florida and moves closer to ramping up for return to season now,” ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted Wednesday afternoon, noting before the suspension was handed down that his return is contingent on the findings of a league investigation.

On Monday, Wojnarowski and fellow ESPN reporter Tim McMahon reported that Morant had entered the program in order to “to get help and work on learning better methods of dealing with stress and my overall well-being.”

According to Wojnarowski, Morant did not play basketball while at the counseling center, and is not expected to be ready to return for the game against the Mavericks, but could be available “shortly thereafter.”

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