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Ja Morant Suspended For 25 Games

Ja Morant Suspended For 25 Games

Ja Morant Suspended For 25 Games

Ja Morant Suspended For 25 Games

It has been revealed by the NBA that Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant will be suspended for the start of the 2023-24 season.

The suspension will cost Morant $7.6 million, this will be taken off the five-year, $194 million extension. He signed the extension with Memphis in 2022’s offseason. This deal officially kicks in now.

For Morant to be reinstated into the league, he’ll need to meet several conditions and be apporved by the league through the programs they are sending him to.

“Ja Morant’s decision to once again wield a firearm on social media is alarming and disconcerting given his similar conduct in March for which he was already suspended eight games,” said Silver in a statement released on Friday.  “The potential for other young people to emulate Ja’s conduct is particularly concerning.  Under these circumstances, we believe a suspension of 25 games is appropriate and makes clear that engaging in reckless and irresponsible behavior with guns will not be tolerated.

“For Ja, basketball needs to take a back seat at this time.  Prior to his return to play, he will be required to formulate and fulfill a program with the league that directly addresses the circumstances that led him to repeat this destructive behavior.”

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