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Brittney Griner, Glory Johnson suspended 7 games for domestic violence episode

Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson have been suspended seven games without pay, for their domestic violence incident that happened a few weeks ago, according to multiple reports.

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Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson have both been levied a heavy punishment by the WNBA. Both, will be suspended seven games without pay, because of the domestic violence episode that happened a few weeks ago, according to reports.

Here is some of the report from For the Win of USA Today Sports:

Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson will be suspended without pay for seven regular-season games each after they were both arrested on misdemeanor assault and disorderly conduct charges at their Phoenix home in April, WNBA president Laurel Ritchie announced Friday.

Griner and Johnson, who were married shortly after the incident, will also be required to attend individual counseling sessions.

According to the WNBA’s investigation, the incident began when Johnson pushed Griner in the shoulder and Griner pushed Johnon in the back of the neck. "The confrontation escalated to include wrestling, punches, and the throwing and swinging of various objects," according to Ritchie’s statement. "[Griner] received a bite wound on her finger and scratches on her wrist, and Glory received a scratch above her lip and was diagnosed with a concussion."

Griner pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct charges following the incident and was ordered to complete 26 weeks of domestic violence counseling. Johnson’s case is still pending.

WNBA President Laurel Richie issued a very in-depth statement which read in part, "The WNBA takes all acts of violence extremely seriously. It is our strong belief that violence has absolutely no place in society, in sports or in this league.

"As president, it is my responsibility to protect the league and uphold its values. Our athletes represent the WNBA, and they all must abide by the league's standards of conduct. In this case, Brittney and Glory failed to do so, and that is unacceptable"

Many wondered if the WNBA would come down hard on this issue, especially with Griner being one of the faces of the league, and it's safe to surmise that they have. Griner and Johnson were recently married.