WNBA Players Arrested Basketball

WNBA players Brittney Griner, left, and her fiancee Glory Johnson (Wednesday, April 22, 2015) Photo: Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office

*Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner got into a fight with her fiancée that resulted in both being arrested and thrown in jail, according to police.

Griner and Glory Johnson, also a WNBA player, 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.

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 get married next month.

The WNBA and the respective teams said in statements that they were looking into the situation and did not comment further.

”Of course our first concern is for Glory’s well-being and health,” Shock President Steve Swetoha said.

WNBA spokeswoman Dina Skokos said the league was working with both teams to get more information.

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 is 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.