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.