Tennessee police conducted a welfare check on Ja Morant after he issued concerning messages on social media in the wake of controversy over a recent gun incident. According to ESPN, Morant says he is just taking a break from social media.
On Wednesday, Ja Morant was trending after posting concerning messages to his Instagram. In a series of pictures, Morant shared love messages to his mother, father, and daughter before following with “Bye.”
The messages sparked reactions from analysts and well-wishes from fans.
Last week, Ja Morant issued a statement after being suspended by the Memphis Grizzlies for flashing another gun on Instagram Live.
“I know I’ve disappointed a lot of people who have supported me,” Morant said in a statement to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. “This is a journey and I recognize there is more work to do. 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.”