Brittney Griner enters diversion agreement after assault charge

Brittney Griner and her fiancee Glory Johnson were arrested on suspicion of assault last week.

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner has entered into a diversion agreement after being arrested on suspicion of assault following a fight last week with her fiancee, fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson.

As part of the agreement reached Tuesday in Goodyear Municipal Court, Griner will plead guilty to disorderly conduct and must attend 26 weeks of domestic violence counseling. All charges will be dismissed if she completes her counseling.

Griner voluntarily began counseling the day after being arrested for the April 22 incident at the home she shares with Johnson, according to her attorney, David Michael Cantor.

Griner and Johnson were both charged with assault by recklessly causing physical injuries and disorderly conduct for fighting after an argument at the home that the couple bought two days earlier turned physical.