After Phoenix Mercury player Brittney Griner was arrested on suspicion of assault after a fight with her fiancé, the WNBA player has agreed to 26 weeks of domestic violence counseling.
Her stint in domestic violence counseling is part of an agreement reached in Goodyear Municipal Court.
If she pleads guilty to disorderly conduct and completes the domestic violence counseling, all other charges will be dropped.
In a statement, Griner said, ”It is never OK for an argument to turn physical. This will never happen again, and I take my relationship and my responsibility as a role model seriously.”
She added, ”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.”
Griner voluntarily began counseling immediately after her arrest.
Both Griner and Tulsa Shock player, Glory Johnson, were charged with assault by recklessly causing physical injuries and disorderly conduct.
The players were arrested at their home and suffered minor injuries, including a bite mark on Griner’s finger. Neither required medical attention.
According to Griner, the fight escalated after weeks of stress from buying a house and planning a wedding.
The pair is expected to get married next month. Let’s hope it wasn’t Griner’s finger finger that Johnson bit.
This is not the first time Griner has been assaulted. In 2014, while in China, Brittney Griner was stabbed by a knife-wielding maniac. She suffered a wound to her elbow, but was otherwise unscathed.