The NBA suspended Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant Wednesday for “conduct detrimental to the league,” officials announced Wednesday, after the 23-year-old was taped on an Instagram Live video waving a gun at a Colorado strip club.
Morant will be suspended for the next eight games without pay, leaving him off the court until the Grizzlies’ March 20 game against the Dallas Mavericks—Morant has already missed five games since the incident on March 4.
League officials, who had been investigating the incident, said in a statement they “did not conclude” the gun seen in the video belonged to Morant or that he brought it into the strip club.
Officials also found Morant did not travel with the gun while on the road against the Denver Nuggets, or possess it in an NBA facility.
Morant on the other hand, says he has taken “full responsibility” and that he would “take some time away to get help.” The Grizzlies, who are in second place in the Western Conference, lost their first two games without Morant, but have notched wins in their past two games.