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NBA news: Markieff, Marcus Morris found not guilty on all accounts

Markieff Morris, Marcus Morris

Veteran forwards Markieff and Marcus Morris had found themselves at the center of a legal situation over the summer facing aggravated assault charges for an incident involving beating a man in Phoenix back in 2015.

According to Robert Gundran of AZCentral.com, the 28-year-olds were acquitted the charges on Tuesday.

NBA players and twin brothers Marcus and Markieff Morris were acquitted Tuesday of aggravated assault in connection with the beating of a man in Phoenix in 2015.

A third person, their friend Gerald Bowman, also was acquitted.

These charges stemmed from their alleged involvement in an incident in Phoenix back in January 2015 that left Erik Hood with a broken nose, abrasions along with a large bump on his head. Hood had reportedly told law enforcement that he was assaulted by four men outside of a high school basketball game.

The Morris brothers could have faced a minimum 10-game suspension if they were found guilty of the charges due to the new NBA collective bargaining agreement. Arizona law currently allows for a conviction to carry up to a maximum prison sentence of 3.75 years and a presumptive sentence of 2.5 years.

Markieff, who plays for the Washington Wizards, is expected to miss the next month due to sports hernia surgery. Meanwhile, Marcus was traded to the Boston Celtics over the offseason as part of the trade that sent Avery Bradley to the Detroit Pistons. They are both set to enter their seventh season in the league.