WNBA Star Brittney Griner and Fiancée Arrested for Domestic Incident Months After Appearing on Say Yes to the Dress
The Phoenix Mercury superstar and her WNBA player fiancé were arrested on assault and disorderly conduct charges on Wednesday
WNBA superstar Brittney Griner and her fiancée were arrested on assault and disorderly conduct allegations on Wednesday.
The Phoenix Mercury star, 24, and her partner, Glory Johnson – who’s also a WNBA player – got into an argument at their recently purchased home in Goodyear, Arizona, police say. Several people inside the home attempted to break up the altercation before cops arrived at the scene, according to a police report obtained by PEOPLE.
Johnson, who plays for Tulsa Shock, and Griner were “in the living room throwing things at each other,” when Johnson’s sister, Judy, called the police, the report states.
“We couldn’t get them pulled apart,” Judy said, according to the report. She also told police the pair – who were featured on Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta in January – had recently been having verbal arguments on a daily basis.
Griner sustained injuries to her wrist and fingers, including what she described as a “tooth mark” on her hand, and Johnson suffered lacerations to her right lip, the report states.
“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,” Griner told officers.
Both Griner and Johnson declined to press charges, and were later released, the Associated Press reports.
The couple announced their engagement last August.
Griner won the AP’s college basketball player of the year twice while playing college basketball for Baylor, and won the 2012 NCAA title (with a 40-0 record). She also led the Mercury to a championship in September, topping the league with a record 129 blocks and was named Defensive Player of the Year.
The WNBA and both player’s respective teams said they were looking into the situation and did not comment further, the AP reports.