By Kyle Schwab Staff Writer email@example.com | Updated: Fri, Oct 30, 2015
A former Edmond football star was acquitted Friday of felony aggravated assault and battery involving an altercation with a then pitching prospect for the New York Yankees after an argument over signing bonuses.
Anthony David Morales, 25, contended he had acted in self defense during the Dec. 28, 2014, incident. The jury in Oklahoma County District Court took about two hours to reach their not guilty verdict.
Prosecutors alleged Morales repeatedly kicked the pitcher, Ty Hensley, in the head at a residence in The Village. Hensley told police the attack was unprovoked.
"I'm very pleased with the verdict. I'm very happy for the Morales family," defense attorney Joe White said after wiping away tears and hugging his