Dolphins star Tyreek Hill expresses his concern after Ja Morant's pictures got leaked - "Ya'll going too far with this"

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Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant

A New York Post article recently showcased explicit pictures of Ja Morant's VIP room from Shotgun Willie's filled with $50,000 bills. Morant partied at the strip club after a road win against the Denver Nuggets on March 4.

After the Post's published images of Morant went viral, Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill tweeted:

"Ya'll going too far with this."

Similar to former NFL receiver Dez Byrant's frustration on the matter, Hill is another athlete who finds the situation going way out of hand.

The strip club got paid for the videos and photos of Ja Morant from the Ny post… Athletes entertainers please don’t spend a dime or step another foot in there out of respect for Ja…. Whoever owned that strip club sold that video for self benefit… Athletes I’m going to keep… 迟飞颈迟迟别谤.肠辞尘/颈/飞别产/蝉迟补迟耻蝉/1…

Both athletes argue the lack of reason for the images being made public, if not for the sole purpose of the strip club gaining more traction as a self-benefit.

Ja Morant's current status

ESPN Sources: Grizzlies star Ja Morant met with NBA commissioner Adam Silver in New York today. Morant has left a counseling program in Florida and moves closer to ramping up for return to season now. He must wait on league announcement of findings in probe, expected soon.
Suspension covers the six games he'll miss, including tonight vs. Miami. He is eligible to play on Monday vs. Dallas, the same day that he's able to rejoin the Grizzlies in the team environment. His ramp up to return will begin on Monday, and return to games soon thereafter,… 迟飞颈迟迟别谤.肠辞尘/颈/飞别产/蝉迟补迟耻蝉/1…
Morant hadn't been playing basketball while at a counseling center in Florida, so his ramp up is expected to extend past Monday's game vs. Dallas when he's first eligible to return, sources tell ESPN. It's expected that he'll return to play shortly thereafter.

According to NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Ja Morant will be eligible to return to the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday against the Dallas Mavericks. The suspension will cover six games without pay.

NBA investigation into Ja Morant did not conclude that the gun belonged to Morant, was brought by him into the nightclub or was displayed by him beyond a brief period... "also did not find that Morant possessed the gun while traveling with the team or in any NBA facility." 迟飞颈迟迟别谤.肠辞尘/厂丑补尘蝉颁丑补谤补苍颈补/…

Unlike the situation that involved Gilbert Arenas on Dec. 21, 2009, Ja Morant will not be charged with illegal possession of the gun nor was it found that he brought the weapon with him when he was with the Memphis Grizzlies or in any NBA facility.

Morant did an exclusive interview with Jalen Rose on ESPN moments after the announcement of his suspension.

"The gun wasn't mine," Morant said. "It's not who I am. I don't condone any type of violence, but I take full responsibility for my actions. I've made a bad mistake."

Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies amid controversy

In Ja Morant's absence, the Memphis Grizzlies (41-27) are third in the Western Conference standings. The team has a 4-3 record since his suspension, as they have struggled without a go-to scoring punch in their All-Star.

The Memphis Grizzlies granted Morant time away from the team before the situation got more out of hand as they waited for an NBA investigation to conclude.

His teammates, Jaren Jackson Jr., Desmond Bane and Tyus Jones, along with his coach, Taylor Jenkins, all gave their support to Ja Morant amid the controversy as they all consider each other a family.

Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins said team talks w/ Ja Morant "every day." Jenkins: "He’s still a huge part of what we do. We love him. We want what’s best for him. We support him." Jenkins adds, "we want to make sure he’s in a great place & also responsible as a teammate."

They don't want to rush him and want to make him feel safe once he's eligible to return to the team.

With the announcement of Ja Morant's suspension and the wait for his return on Monday, all eyes will be on him as the regular season nears its finish line in a few weeks.

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Edited by Joseph Schiefelbein
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