Ja Morant will be taking legal action against the accuser, alleging assault against him. Morant was accused of assault by a high school student last summer. The student claims Morant assaulted him over an argument that broke out during a pick-up game of basketball. Morant now claims that the student is lying about what really happened during the alleged confrontation. The Grizzlies star is now claiming he was the victim of being threatened during the incident.
In court documents obtained by TMZ Sports, "Morant acknowledged getting into a tiff with H.S. basketball star Joshua Holloway during the July 26 game at his home in Memphis, but says Holloway was the aggressor in the situation." Morant also claims that Holloway threatened him with an act of gun violence. Including that others at the scene also heard this alleged threat. This past year Morant has been in the news for a couple of unsettling headlines. The star guard has had his life thrown into the public eye.
Ja Morant Seeking Truth In Assault Case
Earlier this year, Morant was suspended by the NBA after the Memphis star shared a photo of himself brandishing a gun at an adult entertainment establishment. Morant was seen holding the weapon in a since-deleted Instagram story. Following that incident, photos were released showing Morant's appearance inside the Denver nightclub. In the time after the incident, Morant has discussed how he is trying to change the way he conducts his life off the court. Morant has even taken part in public interviews to discuss his image and the understanding of his actions off the court.
Morant doesn't want to be remembered as someone whose off-the-court troubles plagued his career. However, it seems Morant's alleged assault issues are from over. But Morant will have a lot on his plate during this time. As the Grizzlies will begin their playoff season this weekend with the Los Angeles Lakers. The truth will soon be released on the incident regarding Ja Morant last summer. But for now, the story is far from over. For the latest news regarding this legal issue with Morant, keep it right here at HNHH.