( 4UMF NEWS ) Brittney Griner Arrested:
Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner was arrested Wednesday in Goodyear on allegations of assault, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.
Griner, 24, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct, according to booking information.
Griner was a key player for the Mercury, helping them win the WNBA title in 2014. She was named the league’s Defensive Player of the Year, in addition to being named All-WNBA First Team.
Jail information indicates that Griner was released at about 4 a.m. Thursday.
Griner’s fiancée, Glory Johnson, was also arrested on the same allegations, according to jail records.
Johnson was a forward last year with the WNBA’s Tulsa Shock and the pair announced their engagement late last summer.
Phoenix Mercury Executive Vice President and General Manager Jim Pitman has released the following statement Thursday morning:
“The Mercury organization is aware of an alleged incident involving Brittney Griner. We are in the process of gathering additional information, and will have no further comment at this time.”