Ja Morant's wellbeing is checked by police after posts

Police in Tennessee conducted a welfare check on Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant on Wednesday in response to cryptic Instagram messages;

The Public Information Officer for the Shelby County Sheriff's Office verified to ESPN that officers visited Morant's residence on Wednesday morning and "he is fine."

Morant, 23 years old, was suspended from all team activities on May 13 after a video of him brandishing a gun circulated on social media.

The video appeared during an Instagram Live session on the account of Morant's companion Davonte Pack, showing the All-Star brandishing a handgun while rapping along to a song in a moving vehicle. The video has been removed.

Morant left the Grizzlies and entered a counseling program in March after a video showed him holding a gun while intoxicated at a Denver club when the Grizzlies were in town to play the Nuggets.

 After meeting with NBA commissioner Adam Silver, Morant was punished eight games for being "irresponsible, reckless and potentially very dangerous."

Morant's five-year, $194 million max contract starts this season. He missed out on a supermax by not making All-NBA this season, costing him $39 million in future earnings.

 After the March video, Nike and Powerade dropped Morant's campaign. Morant led Memphis to the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference playoffs with 26.2 points per game.


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