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Brittany Griner

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Phoenix Mercury WNBA star Brittney Griner and her fiancée were arrested Wednesday afternoon for assault and disorderly conduct, USA Today reports.

A verbal argument between the two turned physical, the site writes, resulting in their arrests.

According to USA Today:

Griner, 24, and WNBA player Glory Johnson were in an argument in the Goodyear home they recently purchased. Several people inside the home tried to break up the fight before police were called, police said.

Police reports indicate that Johnson’s sister called Goodyear police Wednesday afternoon to report that Johnson and Griner, who were “in the living room throwing things at each other.”

When police arrived at the home on 133rd Drive, Johnson’s sister, Judy, told officers she was at a loss for what to do because of the way the two were fighting, so she called police. “We couldn’t get them pulled apart,” Judy Johnson said, according to a police report.

The basketball star had injuries to her hand — one she described as a tooth mark to police — and another on her wrist. According to police, Johnson had lacerations on her lip.

Another man who was in the home also had injuries from attempting to break up the fight.

Griner, who helped the Mercury win the WNBA title in 2014, was released from jail at about 4:00 a.m. Thursday.

SOURCE: USA Today | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty 

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