Memphis Police Officer Grateful For Unexpected Payments Received From Grizzlies Owner Robert Pera During COVID-19 Pandemic

Anthony Sain

Memphis Grizzlies owner Robert Pera has done several things over the course of the NBA's stoppage of play due to the COVID-19 pandemic but to a local police officer who works security on game days; he is grateful to be included in Pera's good graces.

The officer, who chose to remain anonymous, says that he wasn't expecting to receive payments when it was announced that Robert Pera would be paying game night staff.  Local police officers often serve as security for both teams while they are in the building from arrival to departure. 

"During the suspension of play, we were paid for the month of April even though no games were played," said the officer. "It was a pleasant surprise to receive a paycheck during these trying times. I thought it was a pretty cool gesture on his part."

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Great gesture by an owner many people falsely believe wants to move the team away from Memphis.