Mercury and Shock release statements on Griner-Johnson incident

STATEMENT BY MERCURY GENERAL MANAGER JIM PITMAN

PHOENIX – Phoenix Mercury Executive Vice President and General Manager Jim Pitman has released the following statement:

“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.”

TULSA SHOCK STATEMENT ON GLORY JOHNSON

TULSA, Okla. From team president Steve Swetoha:

“We are aware of the reports out of Phoenix regarding our player Glory Johnson. We are in the process of gathering information at this time. Of course our first concern is for Glory’s well-being and health. We are looking into the matter further and have no other comment to make at this time.”

More details about the incident have emerged:

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.

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