Morris Twins Charged With Felony Aggravated Assault

Markieff Morris, Marcus Morris

Morris Twins Charged With Felony Aggravated Assault

Phoenix Suns forwards are accused of participating in attack on man back in January.

Published April 22, 2015

Phoenix Suns' twin forwards Marcus and Markieff Morris are in some hot water.

ESPN is reporting that the Morris twins have been charged with felony aggravated assault stemming from an incident on January 24 at a Phoenix recreation center. The Morris twins are among five men charged in the assault of a alleged victim Erik Hood. They'll be in court May 7.

"We have been advised by our attorneys not to discuss this case or make any statements about it. We are sorry for the distraction this has caused to our fans and the Suns," Marcus and Markieff Morris said in a statement obtained by ESPN.

Hood says he was attacked by the Morris twins and three other men at the recreation center back in January, suffering a broken nose and bruising as a result. The alleged victim also says he has known the Morris brothers since high school, but they have denied that claim. Police told ESPN that the motivation behind the Morris twins' assault was an "an inappropriate text message" that Hood sent to the mother of the Morris twins before the incident.

The Morris siblings' agent, Leon Rose, told ESPN that he's confident his clients will be cleared. 

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Written by BET-Staff


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