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Brittney Griner Enters Diversion Program After Arrest

WNBA star Brittney Griner has entered a domestic violence diversion program after her arrest on charges of suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct, her lawyer announced Tuesday. Griner was arrested last Wednesday.

Griner pleaded guilty to the disorderly conduct charge, but her plea will be held as she completes 26 weeks of domestic violence counseling in Goodyear Municipal Court in Arizona. According to Griner’s attorney, all charges will be dismissed if Griner successfully finishes the counseling.


Griner, who plays for the Phoenix Mercury, is being investigated by the WNBA because of the domestic violence incident. Here are the particulars, per ESPN:

Griner and her fiancee, Tulsa Shock player Glory Johnson, were arrested last Wednesday after an argument in the home they purchased together two days earlier became physical.

The two 24-year-olds were arrested on counts of assault by recklessly causing physical injuries and disorderly conduct for fighting. They were booked into Maricopa County Jail in downtown Phoenix and later released.

Both suffered minor injuries, including a bite mark on Griner’s finger, but neither required medical attention.

Griner told police the fight was caused by weeks of stress, including buying a house, planning a wedding and their relationship. The pair announced their engagement late last summer and expected to get married next month.



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