WNBA stars Brittney Griner (pictured, left) and Glory Johnson (right) were suspended seven games each Friday for their domestic violence arrest last month – the league’s longest ban in its 19-year history. WNBA President Laurel Richie said the league “takes all acts of violence extremely seriously” in handing down a suspension that represents more than one-fifth of the 34-game regular season. Richie called the players’ actions “unacceptable.” The punishment comes at a time when sports leagues around the country are reviewing domestic violence policies following high-profile cases in the NFL. Griner plays for the defending champion Phoenix Mercury and Johnson for the Tulsa Shock. The players got married last week in Phoenix. The league season begins June 5. – AP
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