Marcus and Markieff Morris Charged With Felony Aggravated Assault

by April 22, 2015
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Phoenix Suns twin forwards Marcus and Markieff Morris are facing legal trouble stemming from an incident in January.

A Maricopa County grand jury has indicted the brothers on felony aggravated assault charges for allegedly beating a man outside a city recreation center.

Erik Hood claims that the Morris bros joined a group of five people that severely beat him.

Per the AP:

Police say it is alleged that Hood, 36, was assaulted for sending an inappropriate text message to the Morris brothers’ mother. […] The names of the other three men are redacted in court documents released Tuesday.

 

Their first court appearance is set for 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 released through the team Tuesday.

 

President of basketball operations Lon Babby said the Suns were “disappointed to learn that Marcus and Markieff Morris have been charged. This is a serious matter and we will treat it as such,” Babby said. “However, at this time, we think it is most appropriate to continue to monitor the legal process as it unfolds before responding further.”