Glory Johnson, Brittany Griner, Mug Shot

Courtesy Goodyear Police Department

Less than one month after Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson were arrested following a domestic dispute, the WNBA has made a decision about the basketball players' future.

"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," WNBA President Laurel J. Richie said in a statement released earlier today.

"With consideration of all the facts and circumstances of this matter, we are suspending Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson each without pay for a period of seven regular-season games. Brittney and Glory's conduct is detrimental to the best interests of the WNBA and violates applicable law.   

"We also understand that people make mistakes, and that education and training are as important as imposing discipline.  Accordingly, each player will be required to attend individual counseling sessions with a counselor satisfactory to the WNBA.  If either player fails to comply with this condition or any of the conditions imposed by the court, we reserve the right to revisit this matter."

Richie further explained in her statement on behalf of the WNBA that there is a no-tolerance policy with violence.

"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. "

On May 9, despite their recent arrests, the two basketball stars tied the knot at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix.

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