On Sunday, NBA Grizzlies’ Ja Morant posted a social media apology following a “story feed” that featured an expletive posted above his number 12 jersey. His latter post reads:
“I want to first apologize for reposting something that didn’t clearly and accurately convey what I wanted to share. 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. I know there are good cops “12” out there. I know some, and a few are family. I am thankful to the cops at Murray state who took care of me, and the cops who continue to watch over me with the Grizzlies. We NEED good cops to step up and make sure other cops are not abusing their power (sic).”
Morant calls for law enforcement officers to “step up” and hold one another accountable. He says that he will continue to speak about current issues that are important to him.