Phoenix Suns' Morris twins plead not guilty in beating case

Two Phoenix Suns players say they are not guilty in the aggravated assault case against them.

Twin brothers, Marcus and Markieff Morris are accused of beating up a man outside a Phoenix recreation center in January.

The 6'9" Phoenix Suns players are facing two felony counts of aggravated assault, although they're not commenting on the charges.

"Right now we have no comment, fresh out of court, you know how it goes," said the brothers.

Phoenix Police released pictures of the victim, Erik Hood. Hood says he is a longtime friend who had a falling out with the twins.

According to court records, the victim says the twins were part of a group that attacked him in January.

The attack left Hood with a broken nose, cuts, and bruises.

Police also released a phone conversations allegedly between the victim and the Morris Twins' mother about the assault.

"I got hurt bad; I found out yesterday I got to have back surgery," said Hood on the recording.

According to Phoenix Police, the twins attacked Hood because of inappropriate text messages Hood sent to their mother. Hood says he is just a friend, and in the call he says he still cares for the twins.

"From me to you, I'm telling you it don't look good, it don't look good, I don't want anything to happen to the twins even after what they did," he said.

Both Morris Twins will be back in court on January 30, for a pretrial conference.
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