Prosecutor outlines case against Morris brothers

Posted at 6:26 AM, Sep 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-18 15:30:38-04

A prosecutor says NBA players Marcus and Markieff Morris participated in an "orchestrated attack" against a man in 2015 that left him with a broken nose and other injuries.

The twin brothers who formerly played for the Phoenix Suns went on trial Monday on felony assault charges. They are accused of participating in the beating of a former friend after he sent text messages to their mother.

Prosecutor Daniel Fisher called the beating an `orchestrated attack" and a coordinated mission to hurt the victim, Erik Hood. Lawyers for the Morris brothers were to give their opening statement after the prosecution.

The twin brothers could face prison time and discipline from the NBA if convicted, including a minimum 10 games of suspension.

Markieff now plays for the Washington Wizards, and Marcus was a key offseason addition for the Boston Celtics.