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.