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.
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
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.
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.
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.