NBA players Markieff and Marcus Morris, each facing a pair of aggravated assault charges stemming from an incident in 2015, will have their day in court on August 28. Marcus, who was acquired by Boston via trade from Detroit this summer, as well as his brother Markieff who plays for Washington, will appear telephonically according to Maricopa County court officials. Marcus and his twin brother Markieff were allegedly involved in a January 24, 2015 incident in Phoenix that left Erik Hood who attended the same Philadelphia high school as the Morris twins, with a broken nose, abrasions and a large bump on his head. Hood told police that he was held down while four men assaulted him outside of a high school basketball game in Phoenix, and that the Morris twins were among those to assault him. Authorities said a witness identified the Morris twins as having been present at the scene during the incident. According to Hood, he had at times coached them in addition to occasionally giving them rides to practice. But the relationship went south about a year before the twins were drafted. That is when they reportedly found “inappropriate” text messages from Hood to their mother. The Morris twins have said they had nothing to do with the incident, and added that they have no ties to Hood.
Morris twins due in court Aug. 28 on aggravated assault charges
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