Marcus, Markieff Morris found not guilty in assault trial

Associated press

The Morris twins got their day in court, and they won.

The jury in an Arizona assault trial came back on Tuesday and acquitted brothers Marcus Morris and Markieff Morris on a felony assault charge.

The case stemmed from a 2015 incident — when both were playing for the Phoenix Suns — where the brothers and three others were accused of beating up a man, Erik Hood, outside a Phoenix area high school basketball game. The trial had gone on for several weeks and had kept the brothers out of training camp. The defense had argued that Hood’s mentor had offered two men money to testify against the Morris twins.

Both men said were relieved and wanted to get to camp, reports the Boston Globe.

Marcus Morris plays for the Celtics. Markieff plays for the Washington Wizards but will miss 6-8 weeks due to recovery from a sports hernia injury.