“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.
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.