Marcus And Markieff Morris Accused Of Assaulting Man Who Sent ‘Inappropriate’ Text To Their Mother
Marcus Morris and Markieff Morris, the towering brothers who make up the Phoenix Suns’ frontcourt, are being accused of ganging together with three other men to rough up a dude who was allegedly texting their mother inappropriate messages.
No arrests have been made and no charges have been filed.
The report shows the alleged victim, Erik Hood, told police he had been a mentor to the twins and supported them financially for a time when they were high school students in Philadelphia. Hood, a former professional basketball player who now works as a talent scout, also showed police photographs of himself with the Morris twins, the report said.
They later had a falling out.
Hood reportedly told authorities that the text in question said he’d always be there for the Morris twins’ mother, Thomasine Morris, and that he believed a friend who saw it inferred the statement to mean their relationship had become sexual.
The alleged assault occurred in January at the Nina Mason Pulliam Recreation & Sports Complex near 15th Avenue and Colter Street, where Hood and a woman had been watching a basketball game, records show.
The Morris brothers deny any such incident.
I wasn’t there. I don’t know what happened.
What I do know is that sending that text is not worthy of an ass-beating.
“I’ll be there for you.” What is that? That’s nothing. People say that all the time and few, if any, have ever meant it.
Hell, kids are straightup texting dick pictures to their entire humanities class by the second week of college without thinking twice about it. Don’t you think this guy, even though he’s older, could have done a little better than “I’ll be there for you” if he was trying to get cozy with the Morris’ mom.
I mean, come on. He played professional hoops. He has to have some game.
[H/T: AZ Central]