Just five days after her arrest on domestic assault charges, WNBA star Brittney pleaded guilty to a lesser charge and entered a diversionary program.
Griner, the top pick in the 2013 draft, pled to disorderly conduct and must attend 26 weeks of domestic violence counseling. If she successfully completes the program, her charges will be expunged.
Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice was offered, and accepted, a similar plea last year in New Jersey.
Maricopa County Sheriffs also released the 911 tapes of the incident.
Griner, who plays for the Phoenix Mercury, and her fiance Glory Johnson, a forward for the Tulsa Shock, were both arrested April 24 at their Goodyear, AZ home, after an argument turned physical. The police reports from all parties reveal Griner as the aggressor.
As of press time, neither the WNBA nor the Phoenix Mercury have released a statement either announcing punishment or condemning domestic violence. Training camp for the Mercury begins May 17, and the WNBA season starts June 5.
The WNBA does not have a specific policy regarding domestic violence in the Code Of Conduct.