Former Kansas University and current NBA player Marcus Morris received a misdemeanor battery citation early Sunday related to an alleged fight at a Lawrence night club, Supervising City Prosecutor Jerry Little said Monday afternoon.
Kim Murphree, a Lawrence police spokeswoman, said police were called at 2:37 a.m. Sunday to The Cave, a nightclub in The Oread, 1200 Oread Ave., where an altercation began. She said a male employee alleged he was punched by another man after a verbal dispute that turned physical. It was also alleged another man punched the employee from behind.
Murphree said two men were given citations for misdemeanor battery. Little said Monday according to the citations, Morris, 22, and Julius K. Harris, 23, of Philadelphia, received tickets with notices to appear March 20 in Lawrence Municipal Court.
Morris played three years at KU and is a member of the Houston Rockets. He and his brother Markieff Morris, of the Phoenix Suns, were in Lawrence last weekend and attended the KU-Missouri game Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.