Cops Do Welfare Check on Ja Morant After Concerning Social Media Posts
Ja Morant Cops Do Welfare Check After Concerning Posts ... Claims He's Taking Social Media Break
5/24/2023 9:32 AM PT
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:— NBA Buzz (@OfficialNBABuzz) May 24, 2023 @OfficialNBABuzz
“Love ya ma 💙”
“Love ya pops 💙”
“You da greatest baby girl 💙 love ya”
Stay strong, Ja 🙏 pic.twitter.com/hur6UJnRby
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.
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.