Police tell TMZ Sports officers did a welfare check on Ja Morant following his cryptic social media posts on Wednesday … and, thankfully, they discovered he is not in any danger.
A spokesperson for the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office said cops went to the NBA star’s home in Tennessee shortly after Morant shared the concerning messages on his Instagram page … and they say he told them simply “that he is taking a break from social media.”
“He is fine,” the spokesperson added.
Ja Morant’s Instagram story:
“Love ya ma 💙”
“Love ya pops 💙”
“You da greatest baby girl 💙 love ya”
Stay strong, Ja 🙏 pic.twitter.com/hur6UJnRby
— NBA Buzz (@OfficialNBABuzz) May 24, 2023
In Morant’s posts, he shared pictures of him with his mom, dad, and daughter … before writing a caption that said nothing more than “bye.” The posts were deleted a short time later.
Ja Morant Posts Cryptic Message Amid Gun Video Backlash, ‘Bye’
Of course, given the turmoil that’s surrounded him since he was seen brandishing a gun on video for the second time in less than three months … his fans expressed big worry for the 23-year-old basketball player.
Fortunately, though, seems everything is OK.
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Morant has said very little publicly since the second gun video was posted … releasing just one statement that read, in part, “My words may not mean much right now, but I take full accountability for my actions. I’m committed to continuing to work on myself.”
An NBA investigation into the clip remains ongoing.