Phoenix Suns forwards Marcus Morris and Markieff Morris each pleaded not guilty to felony aggravated assault.
The Morris twins and three others were accused of assault after a basketball game in January. The man who accused them of assault allegedly sent "inappropriate" text messages to the mother of the Morris's.
The assault allegedly happened on Jan. 24, when Hood and another woman had been watching a basketball game. Hood told police that he and the woman were attacked by a man named Julius Kane. Hood was punched in the head and tried to run but was caught by another man, while at least three others attacked him, according to the police report. He sustained a broken nose and abrasions in the attack.
The agent of the Morris brothers, Leon Rose, released a statement after his clients were charged, saying "Markieff and Marcus are good men and I am confident that when all the facts come out, their names will be cleared."
Marcus Morris averaged 10.4 points and 4.8 rebounds this season for the Suns, while Markieff Morris averaged 15.3 points and 6.2 rebounds.
- Molly Geary