Rockets' rookie Morris faces misdemeanor battery citation

Rockets' rookie Morris faces misdemeanor battery citation

Rockets' rookie Morris faces misdemeanor battery citation

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by KHOU 11 Sports staff

khou.com

Posted on February 27, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 28 at 3:15 PM

LAWRENCE, KS – Houston Rockets first round pick Marcus Morris faces a misdemeanor battery citation stemming from an incident at a Lawrence, Kansas bar after this weekend’s KU-Missouri game.

"I just have to stay professional," said Morris after practice on Monday night. "I was at the wrong place at the wrong time. It’s still up in the air and I’m just trying to get past it."

The citation stems from a 2:37 a.m. Sunday police call to a Lawrence bar.

A police spokeswoman told the Associated Press that a male employee was punched twice and that two men received citations. The official says those citations show that Marcus Morris is scheduled to appear March 20 in Lawrence Municipal Court.

"I’m just trying to stay focused on what is happening on the court," said Morris. "I’m happy to be back from the D-League and I’m just ready to play."

Morris had attended the Missouri-Kansas game with his twin brother, Markieff, a former Jayhawk who now plays for the Phoenix Suns. Markieff wasn’t implicated.

"I was happy to be with my brother, I was happy to spend some time with him," said Morris. "It was definitely a special time, we got to spend a lot of time and unfortunately that happened."

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