Brittney Griner not attending U.S. women's national team training camp

Monday May 4th, 2015

Brittney Griner is not attending the U.S. women's national basketball team training camp that began on Monday, according to the Associated Press.

Griner, a center for the Phoenix Mercury, was arrested on suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct last month along with her fiancée, Tulsa Shock forward Glory Johnson.

Griner will plead guilty to disorderly conduct and will be required to attend 26 weeks of domestic violence counseling. Her charges will be dismissed upon completion of counseling.

USA Basketball was expecting Griner to attend the camp, but she is not the only pool player who will miss the event. USA Basketball national team director Carol Callan told ESPN that Griner is still in good standing with USA Basketball. 

"As you can imagine, the last couple of weeks have been difficult for her and she has a lot going through her mind," Callan told ESPN. "We understand, and she has our support."

Both Griner and Johnson are still being investigated by the WNBA and could face discipline from the league, according to ESPN. 

- Molly Geary

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