Marcus and Markieff Morris Charged with Felony Assault Stemming From January Incident

By Mike Cardillo

Earlier this month Phoenix Suns twin forward Marcus and Markieff Morris, along with three other men, were accused of assaulting a 36-year-old man on Jan. 24 at a Phoenix rec center over an “inappropriate” text he’d sent the twins’ mother. On Tuesday the Morris’ were charged with felony assault per a report by ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne. The twins are scheduled to appear in court on May 7.

Below is our original post from April 8  with the pertinent details:


Marcus and Markieff Morris of the Suns, along with three others, are being investigated for felony aggravated assault after allegedly beating up a man who sent an inappropriate text to their mother. No charges have been filed. According to the police report, the victim, Erik Hood, says he was a former mentor and financial supporter of the twins. The Arizona Republic details:

Hood was beaten unconscious and his injuries included a broken nose. Witnesses, who were unable to identify attackers, told police they saw the subjects drive away from the scene in a Rolls-Royce Phantom. The Morris twins deny involvement in the assault, though Markieff reportedly admitted that he and his brother were at the youth basketball game where the assault occurred.

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