This combo of booking photos released by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, show WNBA players Brittney Griner, left, and her fiancee Glory Johnson. The couple were arrested Wednesday, April 22, 2015, on suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct following a fight at their home in a Phoenix suburb. The two 24-year-olds were booked into jail in Phoenix following their arrests and later released. The pair announced their engagement late last summer. (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office via AP)
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner and her fiancee, fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson, were arrested on suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct after an argument in the home they recently purchased together became physical.
The two 24-year-olds were each arrested Wednesday on counts of assault by recklessly causing physical injuries and disorderly conduct for fighting. They were booked into the Maricopa County Jail in downtown Phoenix and later released.
"The last few months have been an extremely stressful time for Brittney and Glory. They will continue to work through these hardships together and ask that the media respect their privacy as they handle this family matter," Griner's attorney, David Michael Cantor, said in a statement released Thursday. "Glory and Brittney sincerely apologize for the distraction this has caused their families, respective teams, the WNBA, sponsors and fans."