Phoenix trial begins for NBA players accused of assault

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A trial will begin for NBA players Marcus and Markieff Morris, who allegedly assaulted a man outside a Phoenix recreation center two years ago. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 file photo) A trial will begin for NBA players Marcus and Markieff Morris, who allegedly assaulted a man outside a Phoenix recreation center two years ago. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 file photo)
The Morris brothers are accused of helping three other people beat 36-year-old Erik Hood on Jan. 24, 2015. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 file photo) The Morris brothers are accused of helping three other people beat 36-year-old Erik Hood on Jan. 24, 2015. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 file photo)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

A trial will begin for NBA players Marcus and Markieff Morris, who allegedly assaulted a man outside a Phoenix recreation center two years ago.

Maricopa County Superior Court officials announced the trial's upcoming jury selection will start Wednesday morning.

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The Morris brothers are accused of helping three other people beat 36-year-old Erik Hood on Jan. 24, 2015.

Hood told Phoenix police that he was repeatedly punched and kicked while sustaining a fractured nose, abrasions and a large bump on his head.

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Hood is an acquaintance of the Morris brothers and reportedly had a falling-out with them in 2010.

The 6-foot-9 Morris twins became teammates in 2013 when Marcus was traded to the Suns.

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Marcus was traded to the Boston Celtics in July 2017, and Markieff is now with the Washington Wizards.

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