Basketball star Brittney Griner and fiancée Glory Johnson were arrested after the couple got physical with each other following a heated argument in their newly purchased home in Goodyear on Wednesday afternoon. Neighbors of the couple tried to separate them before police arrived.
Griner and Johnson were held in the Maricopa County Jail in Phoenix, and charges of disorderly conduct and assault were slapped.
Johnson’s sister Judy informed the Goodyear police about the brawl. She reported that Johnson and Griner were “in the living room throwing things at each other.”
Upon arriving on the spot, Judy called the police.
“We couldn’t get them pulled apart,” she said.
Griner told officers that she and Johnson were having relationship issue. Johnson said Griner disrespected her.
“The last few months have been an extremely stressful time for Brittney and Glory,” according to David Michael Cantor, attorney for Griner, who released a statement on Thursday afternoon.
“They will continue to work through these hardships together and ask that the media respect their privacy as they handle this family matter. Glory and Brittney sincerely apologize for the distraction this has caused their families, respective teams, the WNBA, sponsors and fans.”
There were marks on Griner’s hand, wrist and fingers.
“It turned into a fight. Broke up. We kept arguing, mouthing back and forth, clashed again, separated us, clashed again, separated us, and here we are now,” WNBA star Griner told officers.
The couple was released at around 4 a.m. on Thursday.