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Brittney Griner, Glory Johnson Suspended by WNBA

WNBA star Brittney Griner and her wife, and fellow WNBA player, Glory Johnson have been suspended for seven games each after a domestic violence incident between the two resulted in an arrest.

The couple as arrested on April 22nd after a fight broke out at their home outside of Phoenix. The WNBA determined that Griner “received a bite wound on her finger and scratches on her wrist, and Glory received a scratch above her lip and was diagnosed with a concussion” in the incident.

Griner plead guilty to disorderly conduct and was sentenced to 26 weeks of domestic violence counseling. Johnson’s case has yet to be settled.

The couple, who married last Friday, will be required to attend counseling sessions.

The suspension is for 21 percent of the season, as the WNBA schedule is only 34 games long. It’s the equivalent of a 17-game suspension in the NBA. The two will not be suspended for any of the games that their teams are schedule to play each other. Griner is a member of the Phoenix Mercury, while Johnson plays for the Tulsa Shock.

“This will never happen again, and I take my relationship and my responsibility as a role model seriously,” Griner said in a statement following the incident.

 





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