Brittney Griner’s mug shots. (Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office)

UPDATE 2:34 P.M.

The Arizona Republic has details of the incident, based on police reports:

Griner, 24, and WNBA player Glory Johnson were in an argument in the Goodyear home they recently purchased. Several people inside the home tried to break up the fight before police were called, police said.
Police reports indicate that Johnson’s sister called Goodyear police Wednesday afternoon to report that Johnson and Griner were “in the living room throwing things at each other.”
When police arrived at the home on 133rd Drive, Johnson’s sister, Judy, told officers she was at a loss for what to do because of the way the two were fighting, so she called police.
“We couldn’t get them pulled apart,” Judy Johnson said, according to a police report.
Griner told officers that she and Johnson were having relationship issues and that they had just purchased their first home together.

Griner suffered minor injuries to her hand, wrist and fingers, including a “tooth mark” on her hand. Johnson suffered lacerations to her lip, and a man who was in the house and tried to break up the fight also suffered minor injuries.

“The booking report indicates that the altercation was being considered a domestic-violence offense,” the Republic reports.


Brittney Griner, the Phoenix Mercury star who led the team to a WNBA title last year, and her fiancee were arrested on suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct after a fight at their home Wednesday in Goodyear, Ariz.

Griner, the No. 1 pick in the 2013 draft, and Glory Johnson, who plays for the Tulsa Shock of the WNBA, were arrested at their house outside Phoenix when an argument turned physical, Goodyear police spokeswoman Lisa Kutis told the Associated Press. No weapons were involved and neither woman suffered anything more than minor injuries.

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Both were released from jail early Thursday morning and agents for both players had not yet commented on the incident. “Of course, our first concern is for Glory’s well-being and health,” Shock President Steve Swetoha told the AP.

Griner and Johnson, both 24, became engaged last summer and are expected to marry next month.

Griner was twice the AP’s college basketball player of the year and led Baylor to the 2012 NCAA title (with a 40-0 record). Leading Phoenix to a championship in September, she led the league with a record 129 blocks and was named Defensive Player of the Year.

On July 18, 2012, basketball player Brittney Griner went to the White House with the Baylor Bears in honor of their 2012 NCAA title. Griner and her fiancee were arrested April 22, 2015. (Video: