Griner opts out of US women's basketball training camp

By DOUG FEINBERG
AP Basketball Writer

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Brittney Griner has decided not to attend the U.S. women's national basketball team training camp.

The 6-foot-8 star of the Phoenix Mercury was arrested April 22 on suspicion of assault after a fight with her fiancee, fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson. Griner was expected to be one of the 27 players at the camp that started Monday. She opted not to come over the weekend, according to USA Basketball.

Griner entered into a diversion agreement, where she will plead guilty to disorderly conduct and attend 26 weeks of domestic violence counseling. All charges will be dismissed if she completes her counseling.

The WNBA is still investigating the incident between Griner and Johnson.

The training camp wasn't mandatory, and Griner wasn't the only member of the player pool not in attendance.

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