Newlywed WNBA stars Brittney Griner, Glory Johnson get 7-game suspension each for domestic violence arrests.
WNBA stars Glory Johnson and Brittney Griner, who tied the knot last weekend, got a seven-game suspension each for their domestic violence arrest in April. This was the league’s longest ban in its 19-year history.
WNBA President Laurel Richie called the couple’s actions “unacceptable” and said the league “takes all acts of violence extremely seriously.”
Richie said, “Brittney and Glory’s conduct is detrimental to the best interests of the WNBA and violates applicable law.”
“We also understand that people make mistakes, and that education and training are as important as imposing discipline,” Richie added.
Brittney Griner plays for the Phoenix Mercury, while Glory Johnson, plays for the Tulsa Shock. The two were arrested on April 22 after they fought in their home. Griner sustained a bite wound on her finger and scratches on her wrist. Johnson received a scratch above her lip and sustained a concussion.
Griner pleaded guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct. All charges will be dismissed if she completes the 26-week domestic violence counseling sessions. Johnson’s case is still pending after it was transferred to county court.