After being arrested on suspicion of assault against her fiancé, Phoenix Mercury player Brittney Griner has agreed to attend 26 weeks of domestic violence counseling.
Griner, 24, was sent to jail with her fiancé, Tulsa Shock player Glory Johnson, 24, at the end of April for suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct after a fight.
A nearly seven-minute 911 call was made by Johnson’s sister and the two can be heard screaming at each other in the background.
Both were charged with assault by recklessly causing physical injuries and disorderly conduct. They suffered minor injuries, including a bite mark on Griner’s finger.
According to Griner, the fight was caused after weeks of stress, including buying a house, planning a wedding, and their relationship.
“It turned into a fight,” Griner had told the police. “Broke up. We kept arguing, mouthing back and forth, clashed again, separated us, clashed again, separated us, and here we are now.”
They were released from jail at 4 a.m. the next morning.
“It is never okay for an argument to turn physical,” Griner said in a statement. “This will never happen again, and I take my relationship and my responsibility as a role model seriously. I am committed to making positive changes and I plan to use what I have learned to set a good example and help make a difference in the world around me.”
According to her attorney, Griner voluntarily began counseling the day after being arrested.