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Phoenix Suns Comment On Assault Investigation Involving Marcus And Markieff Morris

The Morris twins have been accused of aggravated assault by the Phoenix Police Department. Here's what the Suns have said about it thus far.

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The Arizona Republic reported details of the police investigation into an alleged assault involving Phoenix Suns players Markieff and Marcus Morris. According to the report, the Morris twins were part of a group of five men who attacked Erick Hood.

Hood, who later identified Kane and the Morris twins as three of his five attackers, suffered a broken nose, a large knot on the back of his head and abrasions, records show. The woman who accompanied Hood to the game also verified Kane and the twins as being part of the altercation.

Markieff Morris denied being part of the group of attackers but admitted being at the game.

The alleged incident in question took place on the night of January 24th, 2015 where a basketball tournament was being held at the Nina Mason Pulliam Sports Complex located at 1550 W. Coulter St, in Phoenix, Arizona.

It's worth noting that these allegations original surfaced in January of this year, when originally published an article linking the Morris Twins to a possible assault investigation.

Bright Side of the Sun reached out to Leon Rose, agent for the Morris brothers, at the time of the original report, and he stated at that time that his clients weren't involved in the incident.

Since then, there had been nothing new regarding the investigation, until the police report surfaced yesterday with details of the alleged incident.

Lon Babby, President of Basketball Operations of the Phoenix Suns, released this statement today:

"The Phoenix Suns are aware of an investigation by the Phoenix police department of an alleged assault. We have no information beyond what is being alleged in the police report and therefor have no further comment at this time. Our organization will closely monitor developments as the legal process unfolds".

The Phoenix Police Department recommended to the Maricopa County Attorney that the Morris twins be charged with felony assault, but as of this time, no formal charges have been filed. They are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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