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Police: WNBA’s Griner, fiancee Glory Johnson arrested

This combo of booking photos released by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, show WNBA players Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson. (AP Photo/Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
This combo of booking photos released by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, show WNBA players Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson. (AP Photo/Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office)

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Phoenix Mercury standout player Brittney Griner and fiancee and fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson were arrested on suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct following a fight at their home in a Phoenix suburb.

The two 24-year-olds were booked into jail in Phoenix following their arrests Wednesday and later released. Agents for the players did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Officers arrested Griner and Johnson after a fight between the couple turned physical, Goodyear police spokeswoman Lisa Kutis said.

Kutis said no weapons were involved and neither woman required hospital care for their minor injuries.

The pair announced their engagement late last summer and expected to wed next month.

Johnson plays for the Tulsa Shock, and team President Steve Swetoha said they were looking into the situation.

“Of course our first concern is for Glory’s well-being and health,” he said.

Griner helped the Phoenix Mercury win a championship this past September. She led the league with a record 129 blocks and was the WNBA Defensive Player of the Year. She also helped the U.S. win a gold medal last month at the world championship.

Griner is a two-time AP college basketball player of the year and led Baylor to a 40-0 season and the 2012 NCAA title. She was the No. 1 pick by the Mercury in the 2013 draft.