Phoenix Suns' Morris twins charged in assault case

Two Phoenix Suns players are facing trouble off the court.

Twin brothers; Marcus and Markieff Morris were charged with aggravated assault.

It all stems from a fight that happened outside the Nina Mason Pulliam sports complex in Phoenix.

According to police the twins were part of a group that attacked a man outside the complex.

That man was a friend of the Morris family, and it appears the fight was over some text messages the man sent to the twins' mother.

According to the indictment the victim suffered a broken bone. Both are now charged with two felony counts of aggravated assault.

Phoenix Suns President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby has issued the following statement: "We are disappointed to learn that Marcus and Markieff Morris have been charged. This is a serious matter, and we will treat it as such. However, at this time, we think it is most appropriate to continue to monitor the legal process as it unfolds before responding further."

Both Marcus and Markieff issued the following statement following the announcement by police. "We have been advised by our attorneys not to discuss this case or make any statements about it. We are sorry for the distraction this has caused to our fans and the Suns."

Leon Rose represents the Creative Artists Agency, the agents for both players, said
"Markieff and Marcus are good men and I am confident that when all the facts come out, their names will be cleared."

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