Morant apologizes for anti-police post
June 30, 2020
By The Associated Press
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Memphis Grizzlies rookie guard Ja Morant posted and deleted an Instagram photo suggesting heâ??d replace his name with an expletive on his number 12 jersey in a protest against police.
Sunday night, saying the message didn't â??accurately conveyâ?? what he wanted to share and that he knows â??there are good cops â??12â?? out there.â??
â??My post was intended to focus on bad cops who get away with the murder of unarmed Black men and women and those who continue to harass peaceful BLACK LIVES MATTER protestors," Morant said.
Morant also asked for â??justiceâ?? in the death of
, a Black woman shot and killed by Louisville Metro Police officers who were performing a no-knock warrant.
Morant's post came as the NBA, the National Basketball Players Association and Nike were reportedly working on a deal to allow players to replace their names with social justice statements when the
resumes on July 30.
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