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April 21, 2015 Updates

Phoenix Suns forwards Marcus and Markieff Morris have been charged with felony aggravated assault following an incident on January 24 at a local recreation center. The Morris twins are among five men charged in the alleged assault of a 36-year-old man at the Nin Mason Pulliam Recreation Center. Another of the men, Gerald Bowman, was a safety at USC who is preparing for this year's NFL draft. Their first court appearance is scheduled for May 7. ESPN.com

The victim, Erik Hood, alleged that he attended a basketball tournament at the recreation center when he saw the Morris brother enter the gym with three other men, Bowman, Julius Kane and Christopher Melendez. After the game, police say Hood was confronted by Kane and struck from behind on the head by Melendez. Hood tried to run to his car but had been dazed by the initial blow to the head and fell to the ground, where he was then repeatedly punched and kicked by all five suspects. The assault was witnessed by a 27-year-old woman, who had attended the game with Hood. Hood was taken to the emergency room at Phoenix Baptist Hospital where he was treated for a broken nose, bruises and abrasions. Hood told detectives that he has known the Morris brothers since they were in high school and that he mentored the brothers through college. The Morris twins denied to police that they were involved in the assault and that knew Hood. Police say that that Hood was assaulted for sending "an inappropriate text message" to the Morris brothers' mother some time before the incident. ESPN.com

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The Phoenix Suns' Morris twins live by the mantra "Family over everything." Phoenix police say Marcus and Markieff Morris put those words into action when they and three others committed felony aggravated assault against a man the 25-year-old twins learned had sent "inappropriate" text messages to their mother. Police have made no arrests and no charges have been filed. A spokesman for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office confirmed Tuesday afternoon that prosecutors are continuing to review the case submitted by police. USA Today Sports

Hood reportedly escaped a second time and was near the front of the complex when the group caught up to him and assaulted him again to the point of unconsciousness, according to the police report. Witnesses told police they saw the five subjects flee in a Rolls-Royce Phantom, but none of them were able to identify any of the subjects. Investigators reportedly interviewed about two dozen additional witnesses who said they did not see anything or could not identify those involved. 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. USA Today Sports

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The team talked with Markieff Morris en route to Miami, but had no plans to discipline him, with McDonough saying Sunday the timing of Morris' comments "wasn't great. We came out and basically didn't show up against San Antonio. It was probably our worst performance of the year... I think there's a way to deliver the message a little more tactfully than he did." But internally, the Suns do think they could use a little more fan support. They're 22nd in the league in attendance, according to ESPN.com. Of course, fans think they could use a few more wins, as they got in the Seven Seconds or Less days. NBA.com

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