Ja Morant: I Don’t Have An Alcohol Problem!!

Lyndon Abioye |

Ja Morant has responded to rumors that he has a drinking problem amid his 8 game suspension.

As well as the suspension, Morant was ordered to join a counseling program.

“I don’t have an alcohol problem,” said Morant. “[I’ve] never had an alcohol problem. I went there for counseling to learn how to manage stress and cope with stress in a positive way, instead of ways I’ve tried to deal with it before that cause me to make mistakes.”

The league officially suspended Morant for eight games due to a video he posted of himself holding a gun in a nightclub in Colorado. He says he wanted an “escape.” Morant has had several brushes with the law.

He said he is now focused on basketball.

“Just being more responsible, smarter, that’s pretty much it for me,” Morant said, via The Athletic. “Obviously, you know, I made mistakes in the past that caused a lot of negative attention, not only to me, but my family as well, my team, the organization, and I’m completely sorry for that. So, you know, my job now is, like I said, being more responsible, smarter, and don’t cause any [more off-court controversy] anymore.”

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