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Suns reportedly demand that Markieff Morris apologize to teammates

Before the troubled player returns, the Suns are trying to force him to say "I'm sorry."

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Markieff Morris was suspended for two games. Now, before he returns, the Suns are calling for a mandatory meeting in which he reportedly has to apologize to teammates.

From Marc Spears' original piece on Yahoo Sports:

Suns general manager Ryan McDonough has asked Morris to briefly meet with him, Hornacek and team president Lon Babby prior to Tuesday's practice, the source said. Morris has been told he will be asked to apologize to his Suns coaches and teammates, make a renewed commitment to the team for games, practices, weight-training sessions and treatment sessions and attend all NBA and Suns community appearances, the source said.

Morris is expected to attend the meeting on Tuesday and do what is needed to return to practice afterward, the source said. Still, some within Morris' camp are confused by the team's requests because Morris already apologized to Hornacek and his teammates on Twitter and sent a separate apologetic text to Hornacek. Morris also has spoken with his teammates regularly during the suspension that cost him $145,455, the source said.

(h/t Kurt Helin and Marc Spears)