Presented By
Brittney Griner of the Phoenix Mercury speaks with the media in Phoenix on Sep. 7, 2014.
Barry Gossage—Getty Images

Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner was arrested on Wednesday on charges of assault and disorderly conduct, according to records from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.

Griner, who was the No. 1 pick in the 2013 WNBA draft, was taken into custody and booked into Maricopa County Jail.

Tulsa Shock forward Glory Johnson, who is Griner’s fiancee, was also arrested on charges of assault and disorderly conduct.

Griner averaged 15.6 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.8 blocks per game last season for Phoenix en route to a second straight All-Star selection. She helped the Mercury win the WNBA title in 2014, when the team swept the Chicago Sky.

The former Baylor star averaged 15.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 6.0 blocks in two WNBA finals games last season.

This article originally appeared on

More Must-Reads From TIME

Contact us at

You May Also Like