WNBA's Griner, Fiancee in Domestic Violence Bust

WNBA star, Glory Johnson arrested after alleged fight at home in Phoenix
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 23, 2015 11:24 AM CDT
WNBA's Griner, Fiancee in Domestic Violence Bust
Brittney Griner, left, and fiancee Glory Johnson. The couple were arrested Wednesday, April 22, 2015, on suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct after a fight at their home in suburban Phoenix.   (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office via AP)

(Newser) – Phoenix Mercury standout player Brittney Griner and fiancee and fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson were arrested on suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct following a fight at their home in a Phoenix suburb. The two 24-year-olds were booked into jail in Phoenix following their arrests yesterday and later released. Agents for the players did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Officers arrested Griner and Johnson after a fight between the couple turned physical, Goodyear police spokeswoman Lisa Kutis said. Kutis said no weapons were involved and neither woman required hospital care for their minor injuries.

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The pair announced their engagement late last summer and expected to wed next month. Johnson plays for the Tulsa Shock, and team President Steve Swetoha said they were looking into the situation. "Of course our first concern is for Glory's well-being and health," he said. Griner helped the Phoenix Mercury win a championship this past September; she was also the victim of a knife attack in China last year. (Read more Brittney Griner stories.)

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