Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson suspended by WNBA

Photo Credit: Glory Johnson's Instagram (@missvol25)
Photo credit: Glory Johnson’s Instagram (@missvol25)

For fans of WNBA star Brittney Griner, it might have seemed like it was “too soon” when she and fellow baller fiancée, Glory Johnson, tied the knot last week just two weeks after they were involved in a domestic dispute. But the two ladies wed in spite of the controversy and it seemed like the dust had finally settled in their lives. However, their violent controversy has caused another setback in their lives as both women have now been suspended from the WNBA.

According to news reports, Griner, who plays for the Phoenix Mercury, and Johnson, who plays for the Tulsa Shock, have both been suspended from their respective teams for seven games without pay. The suspensions will begin at the start of the season in June and the ladies will roughly end up missing nearly a quarter of the season.


The WNBA released details about the domestic fight between the couple, revealing that Johnson suffered a concussion, while Griner only suffered a bite wound to the finger and scratches on her wrist.

WNBA president Laurel Richie says she consulted with numerous abuse counselors, domestic violence groups, and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver before deciding to suspend the ladies.


Well, this certainly comes is major hit to their WNBA seasons, but at least Griner has overseas basketball to fall back on.

Read an excerpt from Richie’s statement on the suspensions after the cut.

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