Couple fight WNBA star Griner, fiancee Glory Johnson arrested after fight

WNBA star Brittney Griner was arrested after argument with her fiancee turned physical and relatives were unable to break them up.

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Brittney Griner, left, and her fiancee Glory Johnson play

Brittney Griner, left, and her fiancee Glory Johnson

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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.

Both teams said in statements that they were looking into the situation and would not comment further.

"Of course our first concern is for Glory's well-being and health," Shock president Steve Swetoha said.

Griner helped the Phoenix Mercury win a championship this past September. She led the league with a record 129 blocks and was the WNBA Defensive Player of the Year. She also helped the U.S. win a gold medal last month at the world championship.

Griner was a two-time AP college basketball player of the year and led Baylor to a 40-0 season and the 2012 NCAA title. She was the No. 1 pick by the Mercury in the 2013 draft.



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