No charges for Memphis Grizzles star Ja Morant in Colorado incident

NBA Memphis Grizzlies star guard Ja Morant won’t face charges after an episode of singing and holding what appeared to be a gun at the Denver-area Shotgun Willie’s nightclub, Glendale Police Department officials announced Wednesday afternoon.

The police issued a statement adding that nobody at the nightclub, southeast of downtown Denver in Glendale, reported the incident or called for help and that nobody was threatened.

On March 4, Glendale police learned of the incident from sports reporters who had seen a video circulating on the internet “that involved a prominent NBA player singing and holding what appeared to be a firearm by the butt end of a gun for several seconds,” the Glendale police statement said.

This incident happened in Shotgun Willie’s during lawful operating hours, and the police agency “was not able to determine that probable cause existed for the filing of any charges,” the statement said.

“Although the video was concerning enough to prompt an investigation, there was not enough available evidence to charge anyone with a crime,” the statement reads.

Memphis Grizzlies officials suspended Morant, a key player, for at least two games.

Morant has apologized and pledged to seek help in dealing with stress.

NBA officials have said they’ll interview Morant as part of a league investigation.

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