Brittney Griner, Glory Johnson Arrested After Fight at Home

Just weeks before their wedding, WNBA stars Brittney Griner of the Phoenix Mercury and Glory Johnson of the Tulsa Shock have been arrested for assault and disorderly conduct.

The incident, which ABC15 in Phoenix describes as “a domestic violence situation at their house in Goodyear, AZ,” occurred on Wednesday around around 4:30 p.m. No weapons were involved and the couple suffered only “minor injuries,” according to an AP report.

UPDATE: WNBA spokesperson Dina Skokos released this statement regarding the arrest: “We are aware of the incident involving Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson and are working with the Phoenix Mercury and Tulsa Shock organizations to obtain more information.”

More from the AP:

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 suburban Phoenix.


The two 24-year-olds were booked into jail in Phoenix following their arrests Wednesday and later released. Agents for the players did not immediately respond to requests for comment Thursday.


Officers arrested Griner and Johnson, who plays for the Tulsa Shock, after a fight between the couple turned physical, Goodyear police spokeswoman Lisa Kutis said. No weapons were involved, and neither woman required hospital care for their minor injuries, Kutis said.


The pair announced their engagement late last summer and expected to wed next month.