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Brittney Griner files to annul marriage to fellow WNBA player

Phoenix Mercury's Brittney Griner (42) gets hit in

Phoenix Mercury's Brittney Griner (42) gets hit in the face by Minnesota Lynx's Rebekkah Brunson (32) as she goes up for a shot during the first half of Game 3 in the WNBA Western Conference basketball finals on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in Phoenix. Photo Credit: AP / Ross D. Franklin

PHOENIX - Brittney Griner has filed to annul her marriage to fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson-Griner.

Griner released a statement Friday, saying: "Last Wednesday, Glory and I agreed to either legally separate, get divorced, or annul our marriage. I can confirm that today I filed for an annulment. In the week prior to the wedding, I attempted to postpone the wedding several times until I completed counseling, but I still went through with it. I now realize that was a mistake."

The news broke a day after Johnson-Griner announced that she's pregnant.

Griner, the 6-foot-8 Phoenix Mercury star, and Johnson-Griner, who plays for the Tulsa Shock, were married May 9 -- three weeks after they were arrested in Arizona on domestic violence charges.

Griner and Johnson were each suspended for the first seven games of the WNBA season for the domestic violence incident. Johnson will miss the season because of her pregnancy and has said she plans to appeal. Her suspension wouldn't start until next season.


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