Shortly after the clip went viral, the Memphis Grizzlies Communications department put out a statement on the situation, saying the star guard will be away from the team for at least two games.
Morant also released a statement, saying he takes “full responsibility” for his actions.
“I’m sorry to my family, teammates, coaches, fans, partners, the city of Memphis and the entire Grizzlies organization for letting you down,” he wrote. “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 faced more trouble in recent days when he allegedly got caught up in an altercation with a mall security guard, Vibe reported. He was also recently accused of assaulting and pulling a gun on a teen after a pickup basketball game.
According to ESPN, police said they are investigating the latest situation involving the Instagram Live video. Police confirmed that the incident happened in the incident took place at a bar in Glendale, which is located in the Denver area.