Ja Morant, a guard with the Memphis Grizzlies, has left the team.

Morant would miss at least two games, according to the Grizzlies, who did not provide a reason. Social media users shared videos that appeared to show Morant clutching a pistol.   

Just hours after the NBA announced it will look into a social media photo that appeared to show star guard Ja Morant clutching a gun   

The Memphis Grizzlies announced on Saturday that Morant would miss at least two games with the team.  

Questions regarding the social media post, the cause of Morant’s absence, and if he had been suspended were not immediately answered by the Grizzlies.   

Mid-Saturday morning, there were no live recordings on Morant’s verified Instagram account that matched the clips that were becoming viral on social media. Morant’s Twitter and Instagram accounts were deleted by the afternoon. 

In a statement, Morant, 23, said he accepted “full responsibility for my actions last night,” but he did not specify what he meant. He also expressed regret for disappointing others.   

Morant made the announcement in a statement that was shared on Twitter by Tandem, the firm that represents him.   

“I’m going to take some time away to get help and work on learning better methods of dealing with stress and my overall well-being,” Morant said.   

The Grizzlies suffered a road defeat to the Denver Nuggets on Friday night.    

The collective bargaining agreement between the NBA and its players prohibits players from carrying firearms inside team facilities or when traveling for league business.   

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