Ja Morant subpoenaed for brawl with adolescent last year: report
According to reports, Ja Morant will appear in court in Tennessee next week after receiving a subpoena related to a brawl he had with a youngster at his own residence the previous year.
Following some rough passes to check the ball in, Morant and the teenager got into a fight during a pickup basketball game at Morant's house.
The young man's comeback pass escaped his grasp and struck Morant across the face.
Morant claimed that the teenager declared he was "going to come back and light this place up like fireworks" following the altercation.
Following the boy's remark, Morant reported the incident to the police, citing threats made against his family.
The teenager claimed that's when Morant returned outside with a gun, but Morant disputes that.
Although the child had turned into the aggressor by hurling a basketball at Morant's head and pulling up his pants as a show of "wanting to fight," Morant acknowledged that he "swung first" and claimed he was acting in self-defense, according to the Washington Post.
Morant was suspended for eight games after filming himself in a nightclub shortly after the accusations, during which he was seen brandishing a gun. (In the end, he was unable to attend nine since he enrolled in a counseling program.)
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