Brittney Griner of the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury has taken responsibility for her actions in last week’s domestic violence incident involving her fiancee, Glory Johnson of the WNBA’s Tulsa Shock, and has accepted a plea deal, which involves a diversion program. Griner pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. Griner’s plea deal includes 26 weeks of domestic violence counseling. Once she completes it, the charges will be dismissed.
Griner and Johnson were both arrested after an altercation April 22 at their home in a Phoenix suburb. According to the police report, witnesses called the authorities after the couple began throwing things at each other.
“It is never OK for an argument to turn physical,” Griner said in a statement released through her attorney. “This will never happen again, and I take my relationship and my responsibility as a role model seriously. 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.”