Ja Morant is being sued for reportedly attacking a minor during a basketball game at his Tennessee Home back in July
Teen Accuses NBA Superstar Of Beating Him Up During A Pickup Game, Yet Teen Seemingly Started Fight
The 17-year-old went on to say that Morant then “continued sticking him while on the ground,” and that another man eventually jumped in and began striking him as well.
The teenager had “a large knot” on his head after the assault, officers noted of the victim’s injuries.
Morant Tells Officers He Acted In Self-Defense Against Teen, Who Threatened To “Light His House Up”
Cops say Morant admitting to hitting the teenager but insisted it was all in in self-defense.
The NBA player allegedly said the plaintiff threw the basketball at him “intentionally” amidst the argument, before “approach(ing) him as if he wanted to fight.”
Morant added that “his brother” was the other man to jump in on in the altercation, but would not name him to police.
The fight was ultimately broken up by spectators shortly after it began according to TMZ Sports.
Morant also told officers that the teen had “made verbal threats stating he’d ‘light his house up’” as he was being escorted off the property, the outlet reports.
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Cops “advised (that) Morand and his family were put in fear by the statement.”
Investigation Ensued, However District Attorney Ultimately Declined To Prosecute Morant
A police investigation ensued afterwards for several weeks before the case was formally submitted to the district attorney’s office on Oct.4, however the DA ultimately declined to prosecute Morant.
Court records show Morant, as well as his childhood friend Davonte Pack, are listed as defendants in the case, but it’s unclear what the plaintiff is seeking in the suit.
Over the summer, The Shade Room reported on some positive news from Morant, who went viral for a heartwarming moment where he gave a waitress a $500 tip.