Brittney Griner, fiancée arrested for assault, disorderly conduct
Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner and her fiancée, Tulsa Shock forward Glory Johnson, were arrested Wednesday on charges of assault and disorderly conduct, the Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff's Office confirmed in a statement.
Griner, who was the No. 1 pick in the 2013 WNBA draft, and Johnson were taken into custody and booked into Maricopa County Jail.
According to the statement, police received a 911 call around 4:30 p.m. MST on Wednesday regarding a physical fight between Griner and Johnson. When the officers arrived, they found the two subjects had been in a physical fight with each other. Both sustained minor injuries.
Griner and Johnson announced their engagement last August.
Tulsa's president Steve Swetoha released a statement saying the team is aware of the incident and are looking into the incident.
Griner averaged 15.6 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.8 blocks per game last season for Phoenix en route to a second straight All-Star selection. She helped the Mercury win the WNBA title in 2014, when the team swept the Chicago Sky. The former Baylor star averaged 15.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 6.0 blocks in two WNBA finals games last season.
- Stanley Kay